As the battle for Marawi winds down, tales of heroism of our soldiers have emerged online, giving netizens a reason to cheer amidst the gloom of war.
Former military officer and military rebel Abe Purugganan first broke the news of the bravery and heroism of the Scout Ranger who allegedly fought for 24 hours to rescue the soldiers trapped inside the V150 and Simba tank disabled by Maute’s rpg’s.
According to reports, the beleaguered soldiers were members of 5th Mechanized Company.
Four soldiers died upon initial attack while 16 managed to hold their line and wait it out until the Scout Rangers arrived to their rescue ala Black Hawk Down the movie.
“Four days na silang pinned down. 20 sila lahat na Armor personnel na kasama sa isang V150 at isang SIMBA. Na RPG ng Maute ang kanilang mga mechanized vehicles. Apat ang patay nila na nasa loob. Pero nag hold the line ang mga 16 na buhay ng apat na araw. Buti na lang dumating ang First Scout Ranger Battalion na nag rescue sa kanila, style Black Hawk Down. 24 hours na bakbakan bago sila nailabas. Thanks to the Scout Rangers.”
The Scout Ranger’s heroism was also confirmed by the Facebook page “Scout Ranger Books” while sharing the pic of the Scout Ranger Captain who led the heroic rescue.
“Thanks to the Scout Rangers. (Yung two soldiers sa left, one with green shirt and the other standing, yung mga na rescue. Si Ranger Captain Erwin Ercilla, seated, right, ang isa sa mga nag rescue sa kanila.)”
Four Scout Rangers died in action namely Rangers Serrano, Bueno, Orboda and Principe in the rescue mission.
Let us check the comments of netizens paying tribute to the gallantry of the Scout rangers.
Kit Ramos wrote: “Gallantry in action. First, survivors held their position for 4 days. Second, the First Scout Rangers in a 24-hour firefight to conduct the rescue. We salute you warriors!”
Jack Bull commented: “Best of the best..highly respected of our own..try nyo basahin ung blog ni col. harold cabunoc doon nyo malalaman ung pakikidigma nila at mga personal sa buhay..”
Jei Beler said: “Hope to learn more about their gallant stand and the actions of the rangers that led to their rescue. your sacrifice deserves to be remembered.”
Benny J. Lopez praised the Scout ranger’s heroism: “Thank you Sir(s) for your service. Nice to know this time seeing living heroes who never leave men behind. Mabuhay kayo!…#heroesofMarawi”
Your reaction, please!
Source: Scout Ranger Books