I am Annabelle Paredes Acedera writing on behalf of my father Pablo G Paredes, PMA Class '44 Pablo Paredes has made a claim to the filipino veterans equity compensation. My father already submitted to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office the documents he got from OTAG, Phil Army, that indicated he was a member of the Leyte Area Command. However, he got a communication from the VA Office stating that there is no evidence that he served in a guerilla unit per verification from the National Personnel Records Center at St. Louis Missouri. How can this be resolved and what steps should be taken to recrify this. I read that there was a fire in 1973 at the NPRC; would this be contributory to his having no record with said office? Pablo Paredes is now 87 years old, not in good physical condition and with failing eyesight but is determined to pursue his claim for the Filipino Veterans Compensation. Please help. Thank you.