On the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Liberation of Marawi, I wish to reblog the heroic tale of a Ranger company commander who gave up his life for that of one of his men. My salute!!!
by: Preciosa S. Soliven
a repost from The Philippine Star, 30 Nov 2017
Thank you, Precious, for this wonderful article honoring a young officer who died during the last quarter of the Marawi campaign, Captain Rommel Sandoval. Thanks too to Natashya Gutierrez of Rappler for her write-up. To you, Cavalier Rommel, my snappy salute!!! You embody what our alma mater song ever so gently inculcated in our hearts…
When bells for us are rung, And our last taps is sung
Let generations see, our country free!
Oh, Lead to righteous way, Those solid ranks of gray
Thy virtues to display, Academy, Oh hail to thee…
(Note: The late Capt Rommel Sandoval would later be awarded the Medal of Valor, the highest award bestowed to members of the AFP.)
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