Another soldier sacrificed his life for the nation.
First Lieutenant Frederick Savellano PN, 2nd Platoon commander of 37th Marine Company and Marine Battalion Landing Team 7 killed in motion in a 14-hour intense firefight between authorities forces and Maute terrorist group in Madaya. Marawi City on Friday.
Lieutenant Savellano was a graduate of the US Marine Officer Basic Course. He was set to wed this yr his fiancee, additionally an officer, from MBLT 2.
1LT Savellano led his workforce to one of the most profitable operations of the AFP throughout the Marawi City siege. His workforce found the ₱52-M cash and ₱24-M value of cheques in an deserted home in Marawi City.
Despite of the profitable mission that Savellano led, his mission didn’t ended there and he fought the Maute terrorist on Friday, sadly, he was amongst the 13 members of the marines who died throughout ‘most intense firefight’ in Marawi City. 40 others had been additionally wounded in “close quarter combat” in opposition to the terrorist group.
The terrorist group allegedly used human shields that made the mission troublesome to the marines.
“We salute the enormous display of heroism and raw courage of these fallen Marines in the course of the fight to clear Marawi of the remaining members of the Maute-Isis Group,” Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, chief of the Western Mindanao Command, stated
His pals and relations additionally expressed their unhappiness about what occurred to 1LT Savellano on their social media accounts.
“You are our hero 1st Lt. John (Jeff) Frederick Savellano. We salute you ! May you discover your last resting place in the loving embrace of our Lord God. Finally, thanks Jeff for providing your life in order that we could take pleasure in our freedom” Geng Lopez Gamboa the godmother of 1LT Savellano wrote in her post.
The AFP wished to end the Marawi City Crisis and exterminate all the remaining members of Maute terrorist group earlier than the independence day.