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January 28, 1942 

Scouts in, a good looking bunch of men. Beat the brush and went back to our old camp. Clean clothes, bath, etc. sure good. Dyess made Capt. today. I’m sweating out silver bars.

This morning, the 21st Pursuits men were ordered back to their camp area, along with men of the Philippine Constabulary and Company A of the 803rd Aviation Engineers, who had proved ineffective in containing the Japanese at Quinauan. They were being relieved by the 500 men of the 3d Battalion, 45th Philippine Scouts, a crack unit of professional infantry. That evening Company B of the 57th Philippine Scouts joined them as reinforcements.