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January 7, 2018

Letter from General Swing to Mariano Cabarrubia, March 1945

The Rainbow Regiment was a guerrilla organization founded by patriotic citizens from western Batangas. To learn more about the group, please refer to this article on Batangas History, Culture and Folklore. In this document1, Major General J. M. Swing of the United States Army wrote a letter to Mariano Cabarrubia of the Rainbow Regiment assuring the latter of his guerrilla unit’s good work.

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HEADQUARTERS
11th Airborne Division
APO 468

25 March 1945

Col. Mariano H. Cabarrubia
Rainbow Regiment, Guerrillas
Balayan, Batangas

Dear Colonel Cabarrubia:

I was glad to receive your letter of March 19th. As I mentioned to you in our conversation of a recent date, I am not concerned with what might have occurred in the past, but am interested only in what goes on at the present time. When one does his job in good faith and to the best of his ability, there should be no cause to worry about what his enemies might be saying to his back.



You and your men have done a grand job since becoming attached to my division. You have killed lots of Japs, and have been the source of such important intelligence information. Keep up the good work.

Major Schloth, the Officer in charge of Guerrilla activities of the division, advises me that your men have been paid and I assure you that as long as your good work continues, you and your men will be taken care of.

Sincerely,

(SGD.) J. M. SWING
Major General, U. S. Army
Commanding

CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

s/ Luis R. Fontanilla
t/ LUIS R. FONTANILLA
1st Lt. MPC (AP)
Detachment Commander
Balayan, Batangas

27 June 1947.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

This is to certify that ____________________________ is one of the members of the Rainbow Regiment referred to in the abovementioned letter of Major General Swing.



MARIANO H. CABARRUBIA
Col. Inf. P.A., Demobilized
ASN-0-70949

A TRUE COPY:

[Sgd.] RICHARD KYLE
Chief, Statistics Branch
Records and Fiscal Division

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Notes and references:
1 Box 258, Entry 1094, Philippine Archive Collection, Record Groupo 407, United States National Archives, downloaded from Philippine Veteran Association Office.

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