A fallen marine sniper was killed by Islamic State and left a mourn in his born and raised town in Malay.
According to Rappler, Marine Sergeant Brian Tamboon, 33, a native of Sitio Minor, Barangay Caticlan in Malay, was killed by an enemy sniper’s bullet while running for cover to a building with fellow Marines in downtown Marawi City on June 29.
He was buried in Sinunuc, Zamboanga City, the hometown of his wife Chinaline, last week. He also has a two child named Brixie Jhen and John Brix.
Malay town councilor Jupiter Aelred Gallenero said Tamboon’s family will receive P25,000 from the Malay municipal government as financial assistance.
“As a true-blooded Malaynon, we are proud of Tamboon who has given his life bigger than oneself. His service to the country and sacrifices were appreciated,” he said.
The death toll rise to 529, including 92 Philippine government troops and 392 terrorists. Tamboon was the 17th Philippine Marine to be killed in the ongoing firefight in Marawi City when President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial Law.