President Rodrigo Duterte recently awarded the Medal for Valor to PFC Gener C. Tinangag PN(M) (Posthumous) for his acts of heroism during the Marawi Siege in 2017.
“PFC Tinangag, a newly reported Assistant Automatic Rifleman with the Marine Battalion Landing Team-5, together with three other Marines, volunteered to extricate wounded and killed troops under heavy fire from the enemy’s sniper, machine guns and rocket propelled grenades. Disregarding his safety and acting without orders, he stealthily maneuvered and crawled through the rubbles to get close to the casualties while fearlessly exposing himself to the enemies’ line of fire,” the Philippine Marine Corps said.
“After numerous evacuation trips, he and his team were able to rescue four wounded Marines who were holed up in a mosque. PFC Tinangag went back to the kill zone where he single-handedly recovered the body of 1LT John Frederick S. Savellano PN(M) (KIA). PFC Tinangag took an enemy sniper shot in his stomach and was peppered with shrapnel from an enemy grenade,” it added.
“Despite his wounds, he mustered all his strength and carried his comrade Marine before expiring. Remember the gallantry and heroism of PFC Gener C. Tinangag PN(M), son of Mr. and Mrs. Aram S. Tinangag from Brgy. Lunas, Barlig, Mountain Province” the Marines said.