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January 5, 2018

Roster of the Gagalac Guerrilla Unit Submitted to the US Army

The Gagalac Guerrilla Group was one of the groups operating in Batangas that was given official recognition by the United States Army after World War II. In this 1947 document1, the members of the guerrilla group are listed and the document itself is an attachment to an official communication to the United States Army’s Philippines-Ryukyus Command.

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IST BATTALLION GAGALAC GUERRILLAS

1. 1st Lt Ruperto Mercado
2. 2nd Lt Ramong Sangalang

SECOND COMPANY

3. 1st Lt Felipe Catibog
 4. 1st Sgt Froilan Noble
 5. S/Sgt Vivencio Aquino
 6. S/Sgt Purificasion Malabanan
 7. Sgt Agapito Villalobos
 8. Sgt Jose Cueto
 9. Sgt Ignacio Reyes
10. T/4 Joaquina Bello
11. T/5 Lydia Matira
12. T/5 Natividad de Sagun
13. Cpl Leovehildo Landicho
14. Pfc Fedil de Castro
15. Pfc Luis Atienza
16. Pvt Alberto Aquino
17. Pvt Lorenzo Comia
18. Pvt Pedro Balasbas
19. Pvt Leon Masongsong
20. Pvt Sancho Bendana
21. Pvt Demetrio Bergonia
22. Pvt Florentino de los Reyes
23. Pvt Ciriaco Carolino
24. Pvt Marcelino Angulo
25. T/Sgt Miguel Villafranca
26. S/Sgt Roque Nobleza
27. S/Sgt Cirilo Catibog
28. Sgt Venancio Casalme
29. Sgt Zacarias Mendoza
30. Sgt Celestino Malabanan
31. T/4 Doroteo Aguila
32. T/5 Lutgarda Landicho
33. T/5 Socorro Aquino
34. Pfc Gregoria Villalobos
35. Pfc Eleodoro Landicho
36. Pfc Cornelio Macatangay
37. Pvt Simproso Alcazar
38. Pvt Pio Umali
39. Pvt Agapito Luya
40. Pvt Fedel (Felix) de Castro
41. Pvt Julian Mercado
42. Pvt Deogracias Angulo
43. Pvt Vicente Aquino
44. Pvt Emilio Balbacal
APPROVED [Sgd.] K. H. NEUBAUER
1st Lt CAC
s/ Lester Pierce, Jr
t/ Lt LESTER PIERCE

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1ST BATTALION, CAGALAC GUERRILLAS
1st Platoon, 2nd Company

PLATOON HEADQUARTERS

45. 2nd Lt Jose Bello
46. T/Sgt Ricardo Santos
47. S/Sgt Amando Blay
48. Pfc Hermenehildo Alcazar
49. Pvt Pedro Punzalan

FIRST SQUAD

50. S/Sgt Francisco Lagrosa
51. Pfc Rufo Catapang
52. Pfc Doroteo Razon
53. Pfc Isaac Aquino
54. Pfc Marianito Mercado
55. Pfc Isabelo Zagala
56. Pvt Gregorio Hernandez
57. Pvt Juan Razon
58. Pvt Leodegario Catibog
59. Pvt Miguel Magsino
60. Pvt Pioquinto Catibog
61. Sgt Gregorio Lacaba

SECOND SQUAD

62. S/Sgt Igmedio Medina
63. Pfc Maximo Maristila
64. Pfc Salustiano Marquinez
65. Pfc Pedro Dimailig
66. Pfc Nicanor Catapang
67. Pfc Donato Aquino
68. Pvt Leopoldo Villalobos
69. Pvt Maximo Villalobos
70. Pvt Mariano Manalo
71. Pvt Miguel Maala
72. Pvt Demetrio de Castro
73. Sgt Bonifacio Manso
THIRD SQUAD

74. S/Sgt Ricaldo Holgado
75. Pfc Melicio Casalme
76. Pfc Hermenehildo Landicho
77. Pfc Elias Par
78. Pfc Dominador Casalme
79. Pfc Leonardo Villalobos
80. Pvt Eugenio Salazar
81. Pvt Manuel Zagala
82. Pvt Doroteo de Villa
83. Pvt Ananias Dimailig
84. Pvt Magno Manguerra
85. Sgt Candido Colona

APPROVED: [Sgd.] K. H. NEUBAUER
1st Lt CAC
s/ Lester Pierce, Jr
t/ Lt LESTER PIERCE

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1ST BATTALION, GAGALAC GUERRILLAS
2nd Platoon, 2nd Company

PLATOON HEADQUARTERS

86. 2nd Lt Pedro Alilio
87. S/Sgt Deogracias Villalobos
88. Pfc Casillo Cueto
89. Pvt Luciano de Roxas

FIRST SQUAD

90. S/Sgt Ramon Endozo
91. Pfc Magno Cueto
92. Pfc Juan Mercado
93. Pfc Agapito Endozo
94. Pfc Isidro Bathan
95. Pfc Jose Medina
96. Pvt Arcadio Villaris
97. Pvt Buenaventura Hawak
98. Pvt Santiago Hawak
99. Pvt Rufo Catapang
100. Pvt Florentino Luya
101. Sgt Isabelo Masongsong

SECOND SQUAD

102. S/Sgt Reynaldo Montenegro
103. Pfc Hospicio Correa
104. Pfc Mariano de Villa
105. Pfc Filomeno Mendoza
106. Pfc Dominador Evangelista
107. Pfc Jose de Rojas
108. Pvt Nicomedes Medina
109. Pvt Pantaleon Casalme
110. Pvt Roman Catapang
111. Pvt Eugenio de Leon
112. Pvt Ruperto Villanueva
113. Celestino Alilio
THIRD SQUAD

114. S/Sgt Marciano de Leon
115. Pfc Mariano Mercado
116. Pfc Pedro Untalan
117. Pfc Pedro Villalobos
118. Pfc Sisenando Endozo
119. Pfc Antonio Catibog
120. Pvt Melecio Carandang
121. Pvt Benjamin Marasigan
122. Pvt Pedro de Castro
123. Pvt Ramon Tolentino
124. Pvt Alfredo Alvarez
125. Sgt. Felipe Enriquez
APPROVED: [Sgd.] K. H. NEUBAUER
1st Lt CAC
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1ST BATTALION, GAGALAC GUERRILLAS
3rd Platoon, 2nd Company

PLATOON HEADQUARTERS

126. 2nd Lt Pedro de Sagun
127. T/Sgt Ramon Cabrera
128. S/Sgt Restituto Lacsamana
129. Pfc Carlito Catapang
130. Pvt Ignacio Manalo

FIRST SQUAD

131. Pfc Ruperto Noche
132. Pfc Pioquinto de Rojas
133. Pfc Norberto Sangalang
134. Pfc Federico Atienza
135. Pfc Isidoro Castillo
136. Pvt Pelagio de Rojas
137. Pvt Nicolas de Leon
138. Pvt Antonio Balbacal
139. Pvt Agapito Malabanan
140. Pvt Ciriaco Gatdula
141. Sgt Ricardo Caag

SECOND SQUAD

142. Pfc Feliciano Villalobos
143. Pfc Escolastico Umali
144. Pfc Candido Enriquez
145. Pfc Basilio Villalobos
146. Pfc Graciano Toleos
147. Pvt Numeriano Landicho
148. Pvt Domingo Austria
149. Pvt Anacleto Landicho
150. Pvt Engracio Macapuno
151. Pvt Agapito de Castro
152. Sgt Jose Capuno
THIRD SQUAD

153. S/Sgt Juan Bendana
154. Pfc Roman Bathan
155. Pfc Manuel Alcazar
156. Pfc Vicente Caag
157. Pfc Agripino Alcazar
158. Pfc Avelino Atienza
159. Pvt Vicente Malabanan
160. Pvt Martin Ortega
161. Pvt Raymundo Martinez
162. Pvt Clemente Villalobos
163. Sgt Lauro Magsino

APPROVED: [Sgd.] K. H. NEUBAUER
1st Lt CAC
s/ Lester Pierce, Jr
t/ Lt LESTER PIERCE

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Notes and references:
1 File Number 278, United States National Archives, downloaded from page Gagalac Guerrilla Unit, Philippine Veteran Association Office.

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