The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the large guerrilla organizations that operated in Southern Luzon during the Japanese occupation and into the liberation of Batangas. It had many affiliated outfits in Batangas, many of which filed for official recognition by the United States Army that they were elements of the Philippine Army in the service of the U.S. Armed forces during the liberation. Among these were Companies A, B, C and D of the 38th Regiment, 35th Division, I Corps of the PQOG. In this page is a transcription1 the letter sent by Lt. Col. W. P. Moore of the United States Army informing Aludio Reyes, Commanding Officer of the aforementioned companies, of a non-favorable decision on his request for official recognition.
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
|GSCPU 91 PI||
27 AUG 46
Mr. Alodio Reyes
Dear Mr. Reyes:
W. P. MOORE
Lt. Col., AGD
Ass’t Adj Gen
Lt. Col. Hugh L. Carnahan:
Lt. Victor Smolen
1. Concurred in by Chief of Investigation Section (Capt. D. C. Murray)
2. Concurred in by Chief of Branch (Lt. Col. Hugh L. Carnahan)
Notes and references:
1 “Co’s A, B, C, D, 38th Inf Regt, 35th Div, I Corps, PQOG,” File No. 271-14, online at the United States National Archives.