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December 30, 2017

Various Documents Submitted by the Batangueño Unit to the US Army for Recognition

The 1st Battalion, “B” Company, Batangueño Unit was a guerrilla organization affiliated with the MFAT or Marking’s Fil-Americans Troops. The latter was a larger organization operating in Luzon commanded by one Marcos Agustin, hence the nickname “Marking.” This organization absorbed elements of Hugh Straughn’s Fil-American Irregular Troops (FAIT) after the American commander was captured and executed by the Japanese Army. Hence, the name “Marking’s Fil-Americans.” The Batangueño Unit was commanded by one Fidel del Pilar and operated out Tanauan. In this page1 is a collection of several documents submitted by the Batangueño Unit to the US Army in support of its application for official recognition.

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HEADQUARTERS
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES, PACIFIC

APO 500
24 October 1945

AG 370.5(24 Oct 45)PA

SUBJECT

TO

: Movement Orders

: Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, Batangueño Unit,
   Marking's Fil-Americans

1. Reference is made to paragraph 1, letter, Headquarters, United States Army Forces in the Far East, FEGC 370.64, 8 May 1945, to Commanding General, Sixth Army, APO 442, subject, “Recognition of Guerrilla Units.”

2. It is directed that the 1st Battalion, Batangueño Unit, Marking’s Fil-Americans, with a strength of 24 Officers and men, be moved on or about 2 November 1945, from Tanauan, Batangas, Luzon, to Camp Murphy, Rizal, Luzon.

3. Government motor and/or rail transportation is authorized. TDM. TONT.

By command of General MacARTHUR:

[Sgd.] C. Z. SHUGART
Colonel, AGD.
Asst Adj Gen.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY
APO 442

AG 384 A-2 18 May 1945

1. Reference is made to letter this headquarters subject and file as above dated 26 March 1945.

2. Inclosed herewith is supplement No. 3 to inclosure to above reference letter, additional recognized units.

BY COMMAND OF GENERAL KRUEGER:

W. A. MIXTACKI
Major, A.G.D.,
Asst. Adj. Gen.

1 Incl:

Incl – Supplement #3 to list of Recognized Guerrilla Units.

DISTRIBUTION

“A” All Corps & Div.
Hq, USAFIP, N. L. c/o Base M, APO 70 (5)
G-1, Sixth Army (25)
Hq ECLGA, c/o CG XI Corps, APO 471 (5)
Hq LGAF, c/o CG I Corps, APO 301 (5)
Hq Rizal Guerrilla Group, c/o CG XI Corps, APO 471 (5)
Hq BMA, c/o G-2, Sixth Army (5)
Hq Philippine Army, APO 501 (10)
Hq 5th Air Force, Attn: PM, APO 710

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E X T R A C T

* * * *

Appox
Strength
Date
Recognized
1st Bn, Batangueño Unit, Marking's Fil-Americans 24 2 Apr 45

* * * *

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BASIC: Ltr fr Barrio Pantay, Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines, re: Request for recognition and inclusion in roster of 1st Bn, Batangueño Unit, Fil-American Irregular Troops, Marking’s Guerrillas dtd 30 Oct 45.

21 November 1945

GSCPG 201–Sulit, Fortunato                    1st Ind
HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC, APO 707

THRU: Chief of Staff, Philippine Army APO 501

TO: Commanding Officer, 4th Replacement Battalion, Camp Murphy, APO 75

1. The request of Fortunato Sulit for recognition as 1st Lieutenant in 1st Battalion, Batangueño Unit, Marking’s Fil-Americans, has been received and investigated by this headquarters.

2. There is no evidence in the attached papers to indicate the length, value or nature of the subject’s services which would justify recognition in the rank requested.

3. In view of paragraph 2 above, his request is not favorably considered.

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:

(Stamped) E. D. MURPHY
1st Lt., AGD
Asst. Adjutant General

3 Incls:

1 – Commission dated 1 Sep 44
2 – Ltr, Subject; “Pass”
3 – Ltr, dtd 14 Nov 45

COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
ARMY HEADQUARTERS
APO 501

2nd Indorsement
5 December 1945

Respectfully forwarded to Mr. FORTUNATO SULIT, Barrio Pantay, Tanauan, Batangas.

For the Chief of Staff:

LUIS RAMOS
Colonel, AGS
The Adjutant General


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