The 6th Rangers would be the first American troops to land in the Philippines, spearheading its liberation from the Japanese. At 0805 hours on October 17th, D Company landed near the village of Granadas in a driving rain. The Rangers immediately began their advance on a lighthouse located on the southeast corner of the island. While passing through a village consisting of a few small huts, they suddenly came under enemy fire from the edge of the nearby jungle. . .
Attacker: American (Company D, 6th Ranger Battalion)
Defender: Japanese (Elements of the Japanese Naval Garrison)