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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Army honors soldier
injured in encounter

The Army's 3rd Infantry Division commended a soldier, who was injured during an encounter with suspected New People's Army rebels linked to the killing of an unarmed member of a Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, recently.

Private First Class Ronald Dejilla, a member of the 11 th Infantry Battalion, was conferred the Wounded Personnel Medal by Brig. Gen. Harold Cabreros, 3ID commander, at Camp Peralta Station Hospital in Jamindan, Capiz.

The medal   is awarded to members and civilians employed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, who got injured in combat with enemy of the state.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Gayas, 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion chief, said Dejilla is just one of the dedicated soldiers of the 3ID who continue to secure and protect the populace from lawless elements .

Gayas said the 3ID leadership also ensures that the sacrifices of its personnel are recognized and the wounded is given the best medical care.

Dejilla and his colleagues figured in an encounter with NPA rebels who had killed CAFGU member Uldarico Lumahan Jan. 16 in Himamaylan City.*GPB



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