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 recommendation submitted by one Lt. Victor Smolen to one Major Douglas C. Murray of the United States Army regarding Aludio Reyes’ request for reconsideration of the outfits under his command.
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC
G-3 GUERRILLA AFFAIRS BRANCH
: Recommendation on Claim for Reconsideration of "Co A, B, C
& D, 38th Regt, 35th Div, PQOG."
: Major Murray
: Lt V. Smolen
2nd Lt., Inf.
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.