Several days before PFC Marvin Russell Gomez died on the battlefield, he posted a photo of himself like how any millennial would do, telling his worried Mom he is fine.
“Pra sayu nanay kc alam kung miss muna ako ok Lng Ako ok kaayu.” (This is for you, mom, because I know you miss me. I’m really okay.)
On June 9, 2017, PFC Gomez was killed in action while taking part in the assault to free Marawi City from Maute militants.
RJ Nieto aka Thinking Pinoy wrote a touching tribute to PFC Gomez’z ultimate sacrifice that reads:
Through Marvin’s sacrifice, we can call still our moms and say: “This is for you, mom, because I know you miss me. I’m really okay, because Marvin gave up his life for me.”
Netizen Cruz Nelle commented: “nakakaiyak naman yun message niya sa mom niya … I am so touched coz I’m a mom also … it’s so heartbreaking when a family member loss his/her life fighting for their life whether in sickness accidents and the most devastating is an expectable death like this soldier … double salute to u dear boy ur mom must be proud too but mourning of course … ❤️”
Alma Catito-Torralba Hughes remarked: “Too young to die tuwing may mababasa akong ulat sa mga nasawi nating sundalo Hindi mapigil ng akoy lummoha! my snappy salute to all fallen heroes!”
Isobel Intia wrote: “I am so saddened seeing our men in uniform na ganito ang kinagisnan sana matapos na to at maubos na ang dapat na maubos ng matahimik na ang bansang pilipinas, anak din ako ng sundalo kaya alam ko ang feeling ng mawalan ng mahal sa buhay na nagseserbisyo sa bayan salute to our men in uniforms and condolences sa mga pamilya na nawalan ”
As of this writing, the post has gathered 342 shares, 5.548 reactions and 202 comments on Facebook.
Gomez was one of the 13 Marines who died while engaging the militants in a “close quarter combat” in the village of Madaya in Marawi; part of the MBLT 7 Striking Battalion led by 1st Lt. John Frederick S. Savellano of Antipolo City.
According to reports, Gomez is from Gen. Santos City and the breadwinner of the family who has been in the service for more than a year and a half.
Your thoughts, please!
Source: Thinking Pinoy