US Army Letter to Narciso Diokno Granting Request for Reconsideration, August 1946 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

US Army Letter to Narciso Diokno Granting Request for Reconsideration, August 1946

The Triumvirate Guerrillas was a purported guerrilla outfit that operated in Lemery, Taal and San Luis with its headquarters in the last town. The organization failed to gain official recognition from the United States Army and was even accused of being a fake organization. In this page1 is a transcription of a letter sent by one Lt. Col. W. P. Moore of the United States Army to Narciso Diokno of the Triumvirate Guerrillas granting the latter’s request for reconsideration.

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APO 707
22 AUG 46

Lt. Col. (Guerrilla Rank) Narciso Diokno
San Luis, Batangas

Dear Sir:

This will acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 30 July 1946 in which you request reconsideration of the unfavorable decision rendered by this headquarters on 5 April 1946 with regards to the recognition of the Triumvirate Guerrillas.

It is the desire of this headquarters to avoid all appearances of arbitrary and unjust decisions in the case of claimant guerrilla units. Your request for reconsideration is, therefore, accepted. It must be emphasized, however, that it would be extremely helpful if you were to forward such additional pertinent documentary evidence as has not been submitted previously and which, you feel, reflects favorably upon your claim. These additional data should be original documents, or photostatic copies of the original documents, or true copies of the original documents certified to by United States Army officers of field grade on duty with the Guerrilla Affairs Branch, G-3 Section, of this headquarters.

Your request for reconsideration will be placed in the appropriate file in this headquarters to await action at the earliest time at which it is practicable to reinvestigate. You must appreciate that hundreds of claimant guerrilla units are being investigated presently, and that reinvestigation and reconsideration of your unit must necessarily follow them. It is, therefore, suggested that you defer further inquiry into the status of your reconsideration for at least four months from the date of receipt of this letter, inasmuch as frequent inquiries are neither necessary nor desirable because of the time consumed in superfluous correspondence.

Sincerely yours,

Lt. Col., AGD
Ass’t Adj Gen

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Lt. Col. Hugh L. Carnahan:

Request of Lt. Col (Grla Rank) Narciso Diokno, San Luis, Batangas dtd 20 Jul 46 for the reconsideration of the unfavorable decision rendered by this hqs on 5 Apr 46 with regards to the recgn of the Triumvirate Grlas.

1. Request for reconsideration is accepted, however, it would be extremely helpful if you forwarded additional pertinent documentary evidence, not previously submitted to reflect favorably your claim.

2. Upon receipt of this info, request will be placed in pending files in this hqs. Suggestion made to defer all inquiries for 4 months.

Capt. Douglas C. Murray

Notes and references:
1 “Triumivate Guerrillas,” File No. 112, online at the United States National Archives.

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