A touching story was shared by a veteran military sniper who lost his friend after being caught by a bullet from Maute Terrorist sniper.
Military sniper instructor ‘Black Eagle’narrated how he lost his best buddy because of the war in Marawi City.
The military sniper who’s using his code name: Black Eagle, a sniper instructor of AFP, narrated how he took revenge for the death of his ‘kumpare’ Marine TSgt. Aldrin Dinglasan and killed the sniper who ended the life of one of his best buddies.
Black Eagle said that he doesn’t affected anymore if he killed an enemy, but killing terrorist in Marawi is something totally different for it had become a personal crusade for him.
He recalled his conversation with Dinglasan, before his buddy deployed to Marawi City to fight against terrorist group, “Pag namatay ako sa Marawi sundan mo ako, ibawi mo ako.”
Black Eagle claims four “confirmed kills” so remembers every detail of the first one because it was the promise he had made to his friend.
Black Eagle said he was positioned at one of the towering buildings in Marawi’s business district, trying to pick out a target from among the Mautes.
After patiently waiting for a target, he finally noticed some movement. A Maute fighter carrying a sniper rifle rushing out of a building and quickly crossing the street.
Black Eagle relaxed himself and took a deep breath while zeroing in on his target. After he pull the trigger of his sniper rifle, the spotter informed him that he successfully hit the target and killing him from a distance of 400 meters.
“Hit!” said the spotter beside him.
Black Eagle was surprised when his comrade informed him that he killed the sniper who ended the life of his best buddy.
“Ang sabi ng tropa, yung nadale ko – yun yung (Maute sniper) na nakapatay sa kumpare ko,” he said.
In silence, he reflected, “Sabi ko sa sarili ko, nakaisa na ako para sa iyo, pare.”
Black Eagle fulfilled the promise he made to his good friend. He’s still on the job but the succeeding hits were now all for the freedom of Marawi.
Source: GMA NEWS ONLINE