Army officer wounded in Zamboanga fighting dies
MANILA, Philippines – An Army lieutenant who was wounded in Zamboanga fighting died in a hospital early Monday, a spokesman said.
Second Lieutenant Florencio Mikael Meneses died at Ciudad Zamboanga Hospital at 4:40a.m., said Army spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang
Meneses was injured from clearing operations last Saturday in Sta. Catalina.
The 27-year-old officer, who hails from Pulilan, Bulacan, was a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 2011. Both his parents were overseas Filipino workers.
Meneses was part of the elite Scout Rangers. He was assigned with the Army’s 7th Scout Ranger Company.
Meneses is the 12th fatality from the military side as government troops continued to fight with forces of Moro National Liberation Front.
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