Communications between US Army and 2nd Regt Nasugbu FAIT CO on Recognition - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Communications between US Army and 2nd Regt Nasugbu FAIT CO on Recognition

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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 are transcriptions of an exchange of communications between the 2nd Regiment’s Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Marcelino Enriquez and the United States Army regarding the guerrilla outfit’s request for official recognition.
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UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
NASUGBU FIL-AMERICAN IRREGULAR TROOPS
SECOND REGIMENT HQS NASUGBU, BATANGAS, P.I.

1191 Trabajo St., Sampaloc
M a n i l a
5 June 46

SUBJECT

TO
: Information on Recognition, Request for

: Chief, Guerrilla Affairs Section
  AFWESPAC, U. S. A.

1. According to the Commanding General, AFWESPAC, all Commanding Officers of guerrilla units whose papers are under study and pending recognition in the office of the Guerrilla Affairs Section, U. S. A. can request for definite information regarding the status of their units. The said information can be had on request of the commanding officers of any unit three months after the filing of their papers.

2. All our pertinent and important papers and documents were forwarded to that office on 31 January 45. Inasmuch as four month have passed, I therefore humbly but earnestly request for any definite information regarding the true status of my unit.

[Sgd.] MARCELINO T. ENRIQUEZ
Lt-Col, Infantry
CO, FAIT, 2nd Regiment


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HEADQUARTERS
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

APO 707
4 JUL 1946


Mr. Marcelino T. Enriques
1191 Trabajo St. Sampaloc
Manila

Dear Mr. Enriquez:

Your letter dated 5 June 1946 requesting information on recognition of [the] 2nd Regiment, Nasugbu Fil-American Irregular Troops has been received.

Your application for recognition has been filed in this headquarters pending further investigation. A great number of similar applications requiring investigation has been received and a considerable delay is to be expected before final action in your case. However, your application will receive attention at the earliest practicable date and you will be informed promptly when a decision is reached.

It is suggested that you defer further inquiry regarding the status of your application for at least 60 days. Such inquiries are neither necessary nor desirable because the time consumed in additional correspondence and interviews serves to delay final disposition.

Sincerely yours,

W. P. MOORE
Lt. Col. AGD
Asst Adj Gen


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MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD

Lt. Col. Hugh L. Carnahan:

Letter from Marcelino T. Enriquez requesting information on recognition of the 2nd Regiment, Nasugbu Fil-American Irregular Troops has been received by this headquarters.

1. Receipt acknowledged.

2. Subject unit has been placed on file by this headquarters pending further investigation.




1st LT. D. H. WEASE, CWS, 0-1036319
/apa

Notes and references:
1 “2nd Regiment, Nasugbu FAIT,” File No. 110-51, online at PVAO.

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