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Miscellaneous Documents on Company T, Rainbow Regiment, Malakas Division

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The Rainbow Regiment was a guerrilla organization that was based and operated basically in western Batangas under the command of the former Philippine Constabulary officer Mariano Cabarrubia. Company “T” was among its units or affiliates; and it was purportedly formed in the barrio of Inicbulan in the Municipality of Bauan. In this page are transcriptions1 of miscellaneous documents on file related to the application for recognition of Company “T.”
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HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF, G-3
OFFICE RETAINED RECORD

G-3 File No. GSCP U 091 PI 19 FEB 48

SUBJECT
FROM
: Recognition of unit, request for
: Eugene M Buhat


MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD

Lt Col Wallace M Hanes:

1. Basic, ltr fr Mr. E. M. Buhat to the Chairman, Philippine Veterans Board, dtd 28 Dec 47, requesting recognition of Co T, Rainbow Regt, Malakas Div, forwarded to this Hq by that office by 1st Ind for information and comment.

2. This unit was NFC’d on 10 Feb 47 and was not favorably reconsidered on 19 Jun 47. This information is forwarded to the Chairman, Philippine Veterans Board, by 2nd Ind.


[Sgd.] 1st Lt George E Kemper

Concur: Capt E R Curtis, Chief, Unit Branch


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BASIC: Ltr fr E. M. Buhat dtd 28 Dec 47, requesting recognition of his unit.

GSCPU 091 PI / 241 2nd Ind
21 FEB 1948
HEADQUARTERS, PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND, APO 707

TO: Chairman, Philippine Veterans Board, Manila, P. I.

1. Company T, Rainbow Regiment, Malakas Division (Independent), was not favorably considered for recognition on 10 February 1947 and was not favorably reconsidered for recognition on 19 June 1947, the latter decision constituting final determination of and action upon the claim for recognition of this unit.

2. Mr. Eugene M. Buhat, the commanding officer of this unit, was informed on each of the above-indicated dates of the action taken on his unit by letters from this headquarters dispatched to him at Inicbulan, Bauan, Batangas, Philippines.

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL.

R. E. CANTRELL
Capt. AGD
Asst Adj Gen


Lt Col Wallace M Hanes:

Basic, letter from Mr. E M Buhat to the Chairman, Philippine Veterans Board, dtd 28 Dec 47, requesting recognition of Co T, Rainbow Regt, Malakas Div, forwarded to this Hq by that office by 1st Ind for information and comment.


1st Lt George E Kemper

Concur: Capt E R Curtis, Chief, Unit Branch


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Republic of the Philippines
Department of National Defense
PHILIPPINE VETERANS BOARD
Manila

1st Indorsement
January 13, 1948

Respectfully forwarded to the Chief, Guerrilla Affairs Division, PHILRYCOM, APO 707, for information and comment.

FOR THE CHAIRMAN:

JUAN A. ACUÑA
Secretary


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Bauan, Batangas

December 28, 1947


General Peralta
Veterans Administration Office
Manila

Honorable Sir:

I have the honor to request for recognition of my guerrilla unit, Co T, Rainbow Regiment, Malakas Division.

It is further requested that if our unit is approved, the following individuals be granted Education Benefits:


Eugene M. Buhat, Capt Inf
Filemon H. Mendoza, 1st Lt.

Our papers are forwarded and filed in the Guerrilla Affairs Section, Hq. PHILRYCOM, which said papers met their oblivion.

I hope for your justice and indulgence, I am

Very respectfully,

EUGENE M. BUHAT
Capt. Inf
Co T, Rainbow Regt
Malakas Division


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HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINES-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF, G-3
OFFICE RETAINE RECORD

G-3 File No. GSCP U 091 PI / 241 18 June 1947

SUBJECT
FROM
: Reconsideration, request for
: Eugene M. Buhat


MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD

Col Gerald F. Lillard:

1. Basic, ltr from Eugene M Buhat to this hqs, dtd 19 Feb 47, requesting reconsideration of Co. “T,” Rainbow Regt, Malakas Div. (Independent), in the strength of 151 men, previously investigated by Maj Coates and Lt Kemper, and not favorably considered.

2. This unit does not fulfill the requirements of the five basic points for recognition. See attached reconsideration report.

3. There are no members worthy of recognition and a casualty report has been submitted which should not be favorably considered.

4. This report constitutes the final action by this headquarters on Co. “T” Rainbow Regt, Malakas Division (Independent).


[Sgd.] 1st Lt Marion C. Allbright

Concur: Capt Elbert R. Curtis, Chief, Reconsideration Sec

Concur: Maj. C. H. Wentzell, Chief, Inv Sec

Concur: Lt Col S. J. Palos, Chief, Unit Branch


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HEADQUARTERS
PHILIPPINE-RYUKYUS COMMAND
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

GSCPU 091 PI / 1284 APO 707
19 JUN 1947


Mr. Eugene M. Buhat
Inicbulan, Bauan
Batangas, Philippines

Dear Mr. Buhat:

The Commanding General has directed that you be informed that the Company “T,” Rainbow Regiment, Malakas Division, purporting to be a guerrilla organization under your control, previously not favorably considered for recognition, has been reconsidered at your request.

A thorough review of the supporting papers of this organization, together a careful analysis of all other available information of the activities of your unit from its inception, scrutinized in relation to the overall resistance movement, has again failed to reveal sufficient material to satisfy the requirements for recognition of your unit as an element of the Philippine Army in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States. The Company “T,” Rainbow Regiment, Malakas Division unit is, therefore, not favorably reconsidered for modification of the original decision of non-recognition.

This letter constitutes the final determination of and action upon the claim for recognition of Company “T,” Rainbow Regiment, Malakas Division guerrilla unit.

Sincerely,

THOMAS J. BROWN
CWO, USA
ASST ADJ GEN


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HEADQUARTERS CO. “T”
5TH BATTALION
RAINBOW REGIMENT
MALAKAS DIVISION

11 March 1946


The Commanding General
AFWESPAC, APO 707
Thru Adjutant General (MPA)
APO 75

Dear Sir:

I have the honor to submit herewith five (5) copies of the rosters of our guerrilla unit known as Company “T,” Rainbow Regiment, Malakas Division, with request that the same be recognized.

For your information, I respectfully enclosed herewith one copy of the brief description of the activities of the company under my command. I am likewise enclosing herewith a letter from Capt. Bennett, Commanding Officer of Co. “K,” 158th Regimental Combat Team, United States Army, identifying me.

A Certificate of Attachment will be secured from Capt. Bennett, who has been redeployed in the United States, by mail. As soon as the certificate is received, the same shall be submitted to you without delay.

Trusting this letter will merit your very kind consideration.

[Sgd.] EUGENE BUHAT
Captain, Co. “T”
Commanding

Notes and references:
1 “Co ‘T’, Rainbow Regt, Malakas Div, Blue Eagle Brigade,” File No. 213-9, online at the United States National Archives.

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