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 communications sent by Dominador Encarnado of the 6th Infantry Regiment, McKinley Division to the U.S. Army’s Guerrilla Affairs Branch requesting for reconsideration of his unit after its application was not favorably considered.
Guerrilla Affairs Branch
AFWESPAC, APO 707
M a n i l a
Dear Lt. Aubuchon:
b. Killed Japs in skirmishes and ambushes:
2. Sixteen Japs killed in jungle of Mt. Halcon by my men posing as guides - August, 1943.
3. Six Japs killed during encounter along bridge of Km 25 Naujan Road, September 1943.
4. Twenty Japs killed in encounter in 1944 near Baco.
5. Two Japs killed in Nazareto shipyard on 12 January 1945.
[Sgd.] DOMINADOR R. ENCARNADO
Notes and references:
1 “6th Infantry Regt, McKinley Division, FAIT,” File No. 275-13, online at the United States National Archives.