On April 25 and 26, 1945, the First and Third Battalions of the regiment landed on the Negros Islands, PI where it secured Dumaguete, the provincial capital. It was the first beachhead to be taken by the men of the two battalions and was the beginning of their last campaign.

The two battalions were responsible for the deaths of 527 Japanese soldiers while losing 33 KIA of their own.  In May, they returned to Cebu where plans were being made to invade Japan.
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