Vanderpool's Letter to Marcelino Enriquez of the 2nd Regt, Nasugbu-FAIT, Aug 47 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Vanderpool's Letter to Marcelino Enriquez of the 2nd Regt, Nasugbu-FAIT, Aug 47

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Col. Jay D. Vanderpool was the Liaison Officer sent by Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) Command to southern Luzon, including Batangas, to coordinate guerrilla activities in the area in preparation for the Allied invasion. Transcriptions of a selection of his communications either with guerrilla units or offices of the United States Army are compiled in this section. In this page is a transcription1 of a letter from Vanderpool to Marcelino T. Enriquez related to the application for recognition of the 2nd Regiment, Nasugbu Fil-American Irregular Troops.
Maj. Jay D. Vanderpool
Left: Col. Vanderpool. Image credit:  ARSOF History. Right: Filipino soldiers being inspected. Image credit: US National Archives.
2304 40th Street NW
Washington DC
25 August 1947

Colonel Marcelino T. Enriquez
Nasugbu Fil-Americans
Nasugbu, Batangas,
Philippines

Sir:

I am in receipt of your letter of the 12th of August 1947, in which you have requested that I send a letter of confirmation to the Commanding General, Philippines-Ryukyus Command, reference the support rendered by your organization during the MIKE SIX Operations.

I have forwarded this date a letter confirming your statements as you requested. It is hoped that this letter will reach the Commanding General in time to be of assistance to you and your organization. This letter has been forwarded via airmail in order to expedite the delivery in Manila.

The chronological record of the activities of your organization was forwarded to the Commanding General, PHILRYCOM, as indicated in my letter to him. I have indicated by marginal notes on your report each item indicated which appears to be completely accurate.

It is sincerely hoped that you and your men and women of the 2nd Regiment of the Nasugbu Fil-Americans receive a just compensation for your activities in support of the United States Army during the recent war and for the support of the Allied effort that you rendered by maintaining a spirit of resistance alive during the dark days of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippine Islands.

It is with pleasure that [I] do some small act to assist those who assisted myself and [the] resistance movement during the war years. If [I] can be of more assistance, please do not hesitate to call upon me. I remain,

Sincerely yours,

(SGD) Jay D. Vanderpool
Lieutenant Colonel
United States Army

CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

[Sgd.] Colonel M.T. Enriquez
Nasugbu, Batangas
Philippines



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

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