6ID chief fetes wounded infantrymen

By Edwin Fernandez

May 8, 2020, 4:18 pm

<p><strong>WOUNDED SERVICEMEN.</strong> Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, the Army's 6th Infantry Division commander and chief of Joint Task Force Central (JFTC), awards wounded personnel medal to one of the soldiers injured in the fight against lawless elements in Maguindanao. Carreon commended the soldiers for sacrificing in the name of peace and for the safety of civilian communities. <em>(Photo courtesy of 6ID)</em></p>

WOUNDED SERVICEMEN. Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, the Army's 6th Infantry Division commander and chief of Joint Task Force Central (JFTC), awards wounded personnel medal to one of the soldiers injured in the fight against lawless elements in Maguindanao. Carreon commended the soldiers for sacrificing in the name of peace and for the safety of civilian communities. (Photo courtesy of 6ID)

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) commander, Major General Diosdado Carreon on Thursday awarded wounded personnel medals to injured soldiers and paramilitary troops in the fight against the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao.

The wounded infantrymen are now undergoing medication at the Camp Siongco Station Hospital here. They were identified as Private First-Class Lyndon A Matias of the 57th Infantry Battalion, and militiamen Noli Martin and Nhor Guiaman.

Matias was injured when BIFF gunmen attacked soldiers manning a quarantine checkpoint in Barangay Talibadok, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao on May 3. In that attack by BIFF, two of Matias’ companions were killed.

Meanwhile, the two civilian armed auxiliary members, Martin and Guiaman, were separately hurt in recent encounters against the terrorists in Barangay Maitumaig, Datu Unsay; and Barangay Salman, Ampatuan; respectively.

“The officers and men and women of the 6ID appreciate your sacrifices for the sake of our people,” Carreon said of the wounded soldiers. Aside from awarding them the wounded personnel medals, Carreon also gave them gifts as part of the 6ID’s appreciation. (PNA)

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