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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Salute to CPL. Serrano from Kalinga who was among fallen soldiers in Marawi clash


Cordillera - Corporal Benito G. Serrano was among the soldiers who were killed in action during the ongoing battle to recapture Marawi City from the control of Maute group and suspected members of Abu Sayaff.

CPL. Serrano was from Connor, Kalinga of the Scout Ranger Class 176 and of the 4th Light Reaction Company who was deployed in the Island of Mindanao.

Their mission was to conduct rescue mission to the trapped soldiers from the disabled armored personnel carrier of the 5th Mechanized Battalion when they were engaged in a fierce gun battle with the members of the Maute terrorist group who occupied Marawi City since May 23rd, 2017.

Corporal Serrano died in the line of his duty to protect the country. He was  hardworking, kind and one of the best in the military according to his senior officers.

His wife, a teacher in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur  is about to give birth to their second child.

A message of condolences were sent to the bereaved family of Coporal Serrano from many netizens, calling him hero.

The ongoing Marawi siege has claimed the lives of 11 soldiers and two police officers while 39 soldiers were recorded wounded  according to AFP Western Command spokesperson Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay.

"So far we have 11 soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the peace loving residents of Marawi," said Capt. Petinglay.

Corporal Benito G. Serrano, Photo credits: Josephine Jaron Codila


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