The Fil-American Irregular Troops or FAIT was a large guerrilla organization that operated in Luzon during the Japanese occupation. It was founded by the retired US Army Colonel Hugh Straughn. It had many affiliated units in many towns of Batangas, including two regiments in the western Batangas town of Nasugbu. The 2nd Regiment is the second of these. In this page1 is a transcription of the organizational history submitted to the United States Army as part of the regiment’s application for official recognition.
NASUGBU FIL-AMERICAN TROOPS
HQS SECOND REGIMENT, NASUGBU, BATANGAS
H I S T O R Y
(b) Sabotage – seizing a Japanese launch and taking all the sugar cargoes. This was made under the charge of Lt. Emilio Bauyon.
(c) Preservation of peace and order by preventing outlaws and thieves from harassing the innocent civilians in the countryside.
(d) Helping and rescuing American airmen, to wit:
One (1) Japanese big map having all nautical soundings and bearings of Batangas Bay to Manila Bay (China Sea). Handed to Lt. Rogers.
One (1) delicate oil gadget in a handy box. A huge bulk of important documents, insignias of different ranks, clothes and assorted items.
One (1) radio transmitter.
Col. 2nd Regiment, FAIT
Notes and references:
1 “2nd Regiment, Nasugbu FAIT,” File No. 110-51, online at PVAO.