SIGMA, Capiz – Another soldier killed in the ongoing siege in Marawi City was brought back to his hometown in Brgy. Tawog here.
The body of PFC Alvin John Carillo, 26, a member of the Army’s 15th Infantry Battalion based in Lanao Del Norte arrived via a C-130 plane at the Roxas City Airport afternoon of June 13, 2017.
Carillo was killed by sniper fired on June 11 while battling the Maute terror group.
According to his mother Emma, she tried to dissuade her son from joining the military but he told them that he wanted to serve his country.
Emma said they were shocked to learn that he was among the casualties in the ongoing conflict.
Carillo was reassigned to Lanao del Sur three years after joining the Army. He last visited his family in November 2016.
Carillo is still single and the second of six siblings.
Sergeant Throlen “Obet” Lago, of Brgy. Tumalalud Mambusao was the first Capiceno soldier died in the Marawi siege.
The 39-year-old Lago, also a member of the 15IB Alpha Company, was one of the 11 soldiers who were killed by “friendly fire” in Marawi City.