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January 1, 2018

Letter Informing the PQOG Talisay Regiment of Non-Recognition, March 1947

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas was a large guerrilla outfit operating in Luzon during the Japanese occupation up to liberation. It had many elements in the different towns of the Province of Batangas, including one that operated out of the lakeside town of Talisay. In this document1, Thomas J. Brown of the Adjutant’s Office of the Philippines-Ryukyus Command of the Philippine Army wrote to Carlos Mendoza, Commander of the PQOG’s unit in Talisay, to inform the latter of the outfit’s non-recognition by the United States Army.



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HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPU 091 PI APO 707
19 MAR 1947

Mr. Carlos Mendoza
Talisay, Batangas
Philippines

Dear Mr. Mendoza:

The Commanding General has directed that you be informed that the 2nd Battalion, Talisay Regiment (PQOG), purporting to be a guerrilla organization under your nominal control, has not been favorably considered for recognition.

It is felt tha the recognition extended to the personnel of the PQOG Headquarters and of the 2nd Infantry Regiment, President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas (PQOG), a composite unit from the overall command, constitutes just and adequate acknowledgement of military service.

This decision does not preclude individual requests for casualty recognition by injured personnel or their heirs. Upon request from interested individuals, appropriate casualty forms will be forwarded.

Sincerely,



THOMAS J BROWN
CWO, USA
ASST ADJ GEN

Col. Gerald F. Lillard:

Basic, ltr fr Carlos Mendoza to CG, PHILRYCOM, requesting recognition of the 2nd Bn, Talisay Regt (PQOG).

[Sgd.] 1st Lt Charles L. Homewood

Concur: Major C. H. Wentzell, Acting Chief, Unit Branch



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Notes and references:
1 “2ND BN, TALISAY REGT, I CORPS, PQOG” File No. 271-22, downloaded from PVAO.

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