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January 7, 2018

Certification on Intel Sent to the US 6th Army from the Geronimo Guerrillas, March 1947

The Geronimo Division was a guerrilla outfit operating out of the then-town of Lipa. Its request for official recognition was subsequently denied by the United States Army. In this document1, one Colonel Hermenegildo Lopez of the Lone Wolf Intelligence Unit issued a certification on the intelligence provided by the Geronimo Division that would be sent to the United States 6th Army for use presumably during the invasion of Luzon in January 1945.

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HEADQUARTERS
LONE WOLF INTELLIGENCE UNIT
BATANGAS – MANILA – LAGUNA

C E R T I F I C A T I O N



TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

This is to certify that the 4th Bn., 143rd Infantry Gen. Geronimo Division, MMD, ECLGA, BATANGAS UNIT, contacted me in my General Headquarters, at the barrio of Pagolingin, Lipa, Batangas. This unit, thru Major Vicente Virrey, had submitted to me intelligence reports, relative to the movement, strength and military installations of the Japanese Army in the Province of Batangas. These reports were all submitted to RADIO STATION CUP, which transmitted same to the 6th Army.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my signature this 30th day of March, 1947, at Lipa, Batangas, Philippines.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
PROVINCE OF BATANGGAS ) SS
MUNICIPALITY OF LIPA )
[Sgd.] HERMENEGILDO LOPEZ
COLONEL
SUBSCRIBED and SWORN to before me this 30th day of March, 1947, at Lipa, Batangas, Philippines. Affiant exhibited to me his Residence Certificate No. A-25846, issued at Manila, on Jan. 15, 1947.



[Sgd.] PAULINO T. LOISAGA
Notary Public
Until December 31, 1947

Doc. No. 59
Book No. I
Page No. 13
Series of 1947

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Notes and references:
1 “4th Bn, General Geronimo’s Div, MMD, ECLGA,” File No. 308-91, downloaded from PVAO.

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