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Wounded soldiers feted



Maj. Gen. Ignatius Patrimonio, 11th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu commander awarded two soldiers who were wounded following a clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits last 15 May.

The soldiers — identified as Pvt. Al-Shaif Awang and Pvt. Jesus Langyon — were two of the three soldiers injured during a clash with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) at Barangay Tumatangis in Indanan, Sulu.

“Pvt. Awang and Pvt. Langyon belong to the operating troops of the 100th Infantry Battalion who conducted pursuit operations against the ASG bandits following a tip-off from a concerned citizen of the bandits’ presence in Barangay Tumatangis,” Patrimonio said.

He lauded the soldiers of their gallantry, dedication, and commitment in performing their duties and responsibilities as member of the operating troops of the 100th Infantry Battalion.

“I salute you of your dedication, commitment, and sacrifices in performing your task. You are the epitome of true gallant soldiers who are willing to sacrifice in order to attain lasting peace,” Patrimonio said.

The wounded personnel medal is being awarded to military personnel or civilian citizens who are serving with the Armed Forces of the Philippines for having been wounded in action against an enemy of the state or as a direct result of an enemy act, provided such wound necessitates treatment of a medical officer.