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January 1, 2018

Memo from the Investigation Officer on the Non-Recognition of the Talisay PQOG, Jan 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, one 2nd Lt. Grant Wilcox, presumably the investigating officer, wrote to one Col. Gerald Lillard, presumably his superior at the United States Army’s Guerrilla Affairs Branch, about the non-recognition of the 2nd Battalion, Talisay Regiment of the PQOG.



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HEADQUARTERS PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF, G-3
OFFICE RETAINED RECORD

G-3 File No GSCPU 091 PI 25 Jan 47

SUBJECT

FROM
: Recognition, Request for

: Mr. Carlos Mendoza
   G-3, PHILRYCOM

MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD

Col Gerald F Lillard:

1. 2nd Battalion, Talisay Regiment, PQOG, consisting of 854 men, has not been favorably considered. No members of this unit have previously been recognized.

2. This unit does not fulfill the requirements of the five basic points for recognition. See Team Leader’s Report on PQOG Command.

3. No useful purpose will be accomplished by further investigation of this unit.

4. There are no members worthy of recognition and a separate casualty roster is submitted.

[Sgd.] 2d Lt Grant S. Wilcox

[Sgd.] M/Sgt Sebastian G. Songsong



1. Concur in: Maj. C. H. Wentzell, Chief, Unit Investigations Section

2. Concur in: Lt Col S J Palos, 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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