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December 30, 2017

Approved Requests for Casualty Recognition, San Jose Guerrilla Unit

The San Jose Guerrilla Unit was an underground organization that opposed the Japanese in the Province of Batangas in World War II. It was commanded by one Pedro Kalalo and was officially recognized with 60 men as an element of the Philippine Army in the service of the United States Armed Forces during the liberation of the country. In this page1 are several memoranda issued by the United States Army to the Philippine Army officially approving requests for casualty recognition from the San Jose Guerrilla Unit.

[p. 1]

HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPI 201-PENA, Luis (Off) APO 707
28 Oct 1947

SUBJECT

TO

: Request for Recognition of Luis Pena

: Chief of Staff
   Army of the Philippines
   Camp Murphy, Quezon City

1. The request of Felicita Limbo, San Jose, Batangas, Philippines, for casualty recognition of Luis Pena in the rank of second lieutenant, has been investigated.

2. The request is approved. His period of recognition will extend from 25 February 1945 to 28 April 1945, both dates inclusive.

3. It is recommended that the name of this individual be inserted with the rank of second lieutenant in the roster of San Jose Guerrillas, Kalalo’s Unit, by the issuance of appropriate orders.

4. It is further recommended that the subject individual’s estate be paid for such a period within the above dates as may be authorized by existing laws and regulations after adjudication and approval by the Recovered Personnel Division of this headquarters.

5. This recognition will not be used as a basis for recognition by the remainder of this unit.

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:

Stamped / R. E. CANTRELL
Captain, AGD
Assistant Adjutant General

[p. 2]

HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPI 201-MENDOZA, Jose (EM) APO 707
28 Oct 1947

SUBJECT

TO

: Request for Recognition of Jose Mendoza

: Chief of Staff
   Army of the Philippines
   Camp Murphy, Quezon City

1. The request of Melchor Mendoza, San Jose, Batangas, Philippines, for casualty recognition of Jose Mendoza in the grade of private first class, has been investigated.

2. The request is approved. His date of recognition will be date of entrance into casualty status, 14 February 1945, only.

3. It is recommended that the name of this individual be inserted with the gradeof private first class in the roster of Headquarters Company, San Jose Guerrillas, Kalalo’s Unit, by the issuance of appropriate orders.

4. It is further recommended that the subject individual’s estate be paid for such period within the above dates as may be authorized by existing laws and regulations after adjudication and approval by the Recovered Personnel Division of this Headquarters.

5. This recognition will not be used as a general basis for recognition by the remainder of this unit.

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:

Stamped/ R. E. CANTRELL
Captain, AGD
Asst Adj Gen

[p. 3]

HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPI 201-YLAGAN, Teofilo (EM) APO 707
28 Oct 1947

SUBJECT

TO

: Request for Recognition of Teofilo Ilagan

: Chief of Staff
   Army of the Philippines
   Camp Murphy, Quezon City

1. The request of Tomasa Aguila, San Jose, Batangas, Philippines, for casualty recognition of Teofilo Ylagan in the grade of sergeant, has been investigated.

2. The request is approved. His date of recognition will be date of entrance into casualty status, 15 February 1945, only.

3. It is recommended that the name of this individual be inserted with the grade of sergeant in the roster of Company A, San Jose Guerrillas, Kalalo’s Unit, by the issuance of appropriate orders.

4. It is further recommended that the subject individual’s estate be paid for the above date as may be authorized by existing laws and regulations after adjudication and approval by the Recovered Personnel Division of this headquarters.

5. This recognition will not be used as a basis for recognition by the remainder of this unit.

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:

Stamped/ R. E. CANTRELL
Captain, AGD
Assistant Adjutant General

[p. 4]

HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPI - VILLANUEVA, Felipe (EM) APO 707
28 Oct 1947

SUBJECT

TO

: Request for Recognition of Felipe Villanueva

: Chief of Staff
   Army of the Philippines
   Camp Murphy, Quezon City

1. The request of Agapita Mapalad, San Jose, Batangas, Philippines, for casualty recognition of Felipe Villanueva in the grade of corporal, has been investigated.

2. The request is approved. His date of recognition will be date of entrance into casualty status, 15 January 1945, only.

3. It is recommended that the name of this individual be inserted with the grade of corporal in the roster of Company A, San Jose Guerrillas, Kalalo’s Unit, by issuance of appropriate orders.

4. It is further recommended that the subject individual’s estate be paid for the above date as may be authorized by existing laws and regulations after adjudication and approval by the Recovered Personnel Division of this headquarters.

5. This recognition will not be used as a basis for recognition by the remainder of this unit.

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:

Stamped/ R. E. CANTRELL
Captain, AGD
Assistant Adjutant General


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Notes and references:

1 “San Jose Guerrilla Unit,” File No. 300, online at the United States National Archives.


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