WestMinCom awards wounded personnel in Zambo City

Published March 20, 2019, 2:43 PM

by Patrick Garcia

 

By Francis Wakefield

Brigadier General Cirilo Thomas Donato, Jr., the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) Deputy Commander, conferred medals on wounded personnel in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, March 19.

(WESMINCOM/ MANILA BULLETIN)
(WESMINCOM/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The Wounded Personnel Medal was awarded to Corporal Syruss Valenzuela, Private Gude Louisse Nabalan, and CAA Boy Hasim in Camp Navarro, Calarian at around 9am today.

Valenzuela and Nabalan sustained wounds in a gun battle between personnel of Marine Battalion Landing Team-3 and lawless elements on Simisa Island in Banguingui, Sulu at 7:45 p.m. on March 15.

Hasim incurred wounds in an armed engagement between 4th Special Forces Battalion and Abu Sayyaf militants at Sampinit Complex in Masola, Isabela City, Basilan on February 25.

Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega, WestMinCom Commander, thanked the soldiers for their efforts in neutralizing the enemy.

“We salute our brothers-in-arms who valiantly fight the adversary and dedicate their lives to serve and protect the people,” Dela Vega said.

“Our frontline troops are instrumental in our journey against to achieve peace and development in Mindanao,” he added.

 
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