Laurel's Request for Correction of Ranks, July 1945 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Laurel's Request for Correction of Ranks, July 1945

The Laurel Regiment, 45th Division, I Corps of the President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas (PQOG), started as an independently organized unit in Talisay, Alitagtag and Taal under the command of one Amando Laurel of the Municipality of Talisay. Later in the war, this guerrilla unit would become affiliated with the PQOG, a large guerrilla organization that operated in Luzon during the Japanese occupation up to the liberation of Batangas. In this page are document1, Laurel wrote to the Adjutant General’s Office of the Philippine Army, through channels, for the correction of the ranks given to him and fellow officers of his guerrilla outfit.
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4th REPL. BN.
HQ 4th Repl. Co.
Camp Murphy

APO 75
25 July 45

SUBJECT
TO
: CORRECTION OF RANKS – request for –
: The Adjutant General PA
   Thru Channels.

1. The PQOG UNIT, 46th Regiment 45th Division was recognized by the SWPA Command on 11 March 45. Approved Rosters of this Unit on date of recognition are on file in that Headquarters.

2. On the 29th of June, this Unit was detached from operations with the 11th Airborne Division and was ordered to proceed to Camp Murphy for processing. Three officers of this Regiment, upon processing, were allocated ranks lower than those which they carried in the approved roster viz:

1. Lt. Col. Amando Laurel – processed as Captain.
2. Captain Pedro E. Gahol – processed as 2nd Lieut.
3. 1st Lt. Temistocles Ampere – processed as 2nd Lieut.

3. Request correction of ranks of officers above indicated to conform with the ranks they have held since May 10, 1942.

[Sgd.] AMANDO LAUREL
Capt. Infantry, O-46621

201-                              1st Ind.

Hq 4th Replacement Bn (PA), APO 75, 25 July 1945

TO: The Adjutant General, HPA, APO 500

FOR THE COMMANDING OFFICER:

[Sgd.] ERNESTO M. SARENAS
1st Lt, Inf.
Adjutant


Notes and references:
1 “Laurel’s Regiment, 45th Division, I Corps, PQOG,” File No. 271-19, online at the United States National Archives.

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