From the Philippine News Agency (Mar 27): 'Wounded Personnel Medal' handed to 51st Infantry Division troopers
The Zamboanga Del Sur-based 1st Infantry Division on Thursday announced that
five of its troopers were conferred with the "Wounded Personnel
Capt. Jefferson Mamauag, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson, said the
wounded troopers are members of their 15th Division Reconnaissance Company.
He identified these men as Staff Sgt. Rufeus D. Cabrido, Pfc. Hope Paul P.
Mendez, Pvt. Joerwin Cris P. Arriola, Pvt. Ronel C. Tabat and Pvt. Rosaldo O.
These soldiers were wounded in action during an encounter with an
undetermined number of rebels during an encounter in the remote area of
Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental last March 10.
Despite the wounds, the soldiers and their companions accomplished their
peace and order mission.