The Fil-American Irregular Troops or FAIT was a large guerrilla organization founded by the retired United States Army Colonel Hugh Straughn and had many affiliate units in Southern Luzon, including Batangas. The 6th Infantry Regiment, McKinley Division, which operated in the town of Lemery, was one of these. In this page is a transcription1 of the prose version of the History and enumeration of activities of the 6th Infantry Regiment as submitted to the United States Army with the application for official recognition.
FIL-AMERICAN IRREGULAR TROOPS
UNDER COL. HUGH STRAUGHN, 02515
SOUTH CENTRAL LUZON
HEADQUARTERS 6ᵗʰ INFANTRY REGMT.
HISTORY AND ACTIVITIES OF THE 6th INFANTRY
COMPOSITION AND MEMBERSHIP
1. Spreading of tacks and putting nails on thin boards with points up on provincial roads in places far from centers of population. Quite a number of Jap trucks had been delayed from time to time because of blown-out tires. Incidentally, advising the civilians to wear wooden shows (bakyas), thus boosting the manufacture of same.
RELATIVE INCIDENTS (Cont’d)
Lt. Col. Commanding Officer
FAIT South Central Luzon
Notes and references:
1 “6th Infantry Regt, McKinley Division, FAIT,” File No. 275-13, online at the United States National Archives.