Eight of the 13 troopers wounded in the ambush committed by New People's Army (NPA) bandits in Barangay Limos, Pinukpuk town, Kalinga were awarded the Wounded Personnel Medal (WPM).
This was announced by 5th Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Jo Mark Plete in a statement Friday.
The WPM was personally pinned by unit commander Major Gen. Lysander A. Suerte to the wounded soldiers.
Also killed in the July 27 ambush were three troopers of the 51st Division Reconnaissance Company.
The eight soldiers are currently recuperating at
while three others are in V. Luna Medical Center in Quezon
City, one returned to his unit and one in . Kalinga Provincial
Suerte also ensured that the wounded soldiers will be subjected to a stress debriefing as part of their recovery program while families of those killed in action will receive financial and other forms of assistance from the Armed Forces of the