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January 7, 2018

Memo of Luis Licopa to CG United States AFWESPAC, 7 March 1946

The Licopa Guerrilla Unit was a guerrilla outfit under the command of one Luis Licopa and operated out of Lemery, Batangas. In this March 1946 document, guerrilla commander Luis Licopa wrote to the Commanding General of the United States Armed Forces in the Western Pacific (AFWESPAC) about, among other things, the recognition of additional members of his guerrilla outfit by the United States Army.

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7 March 1946

SUBJECT

TO

: Roster of Additional Members of (Guerrilla)

: Commanding General, AFWESPAC, Manila


1. I have the honor to submit herewith additional members of the “Guerrilla Unit” Headquarters “Glint” (Licopa Unit) with the request that these additional men of this unit be officially recognized and incorporated into the rosters of troops already on file in that headquarters.

2. In connection with my additional report dated 15 January 1946, I have th honor to forward to that office names of all other members of this unit who were inadvertently not included in the roster enclosed thereto.

3. The unit was already recognized by that Headquarters on 9 February 1945. It is requested that the additional members in that office which consist of Hq. & Hq Bn. 1st Co. 1st Bn and 2nd Co. 2nd Bn., the comdr of which will be Lt. Col. and the Asst. Comdr and Ex’O will be a Major which is compatible with the table of organization of the infantry.

4. In justice and for the interest of the public and members concerned, your kind attention is invited at your earliest convenience.

[Sgd.] LUIS H. LICOPA
Capt., Inf.
Commanding



Encl: Organizational report (Initial & Additional) as stated. Roster (Additional)
Certificates from Maj. Kramer and Capt. Lund
Copies of intelligence reports and Operational and instructions.

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

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