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January 6, 2018

Recognition of Licopa Unit Guerrilla Casualties

The Licopa Guerrilla Unit was a guerrilla outfit under the command of one Luis Licopa and operated out of Lemery, Batangas. In this June 1947 document1 a Lt. Col. L. D. Lott announced the approval of casualties from the Licopa Guerrilla Unit for recognition by the United States Army.

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HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
GSCPI 091 PI APO 707
11 June 1947
SUBJECT

TO
: Recognition of Guerrilla Casualties

: Chief of Staff
   Army of the Philippines
   Camp Murphy, Quezon City
1. The inclosed casualty roster, Killed in Action, Killed in Line of Duty, of the Licopa Unit (Glint), has been investigated.

2. This roster, consisting of two (2) pages and containing the names of eight (8) individuals, is approved. The period of recognition for each individual will extend from the date of induction or the date the unit was recognized, whichever is later, to the date the individual died, both dates inclusive. In cases where individuals enter a casualty status prior to the recognition date of the unit, their period of recognition will be the date entered a casualty status only.

3. It is requested that the names and ranks of these individuals be inserted on the unit roster of the Licopa Unit (Glint), by the issuance of appropriate orders.

4. All data contained herein are furnished on the sworn statement of the recognized guerrilla leader. They are accepted as official data upon which the payments of arrears in pay may be adjudicated unless official documents in conflict therewith are later provided this headquarters to prove otherwise.

5. Upon receipt from their legal heirs of a claim for arrears in pay and allowances due their estates, authority for settlement thereof under existing laws and procedures will be furnished your headquarters by the Director, Recovered Personnel Division, this headquarters.

6. This roster will constitute the only official recognized casualy roster, Killed in Action, Killed in Line of Duty, of the Licopa Unit (Glint).

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:

L. D. LOTT
LT. COL. AGD
ASST. ADJ. GEN.

Incl:
Casualty Roster,
Killed in Action,
Killed in Line of Duty,
Licopa Unit (Glint)



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Notes and references:
1 File Number 50, Licopa Unit (GLINT), downloaded from Philippine Veteran Association Office.

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