ORMOCANONS ENJOY ARMY EXHIBIT
ORMOC City---Some 1, 500 Ormocanons intermingled with the soldiers of the Army’s 19th Infantry (Commando) Battalion and 802nd Infantry (Peerless) Brigade during the Army Static Display held at the City Plaza on June 20, 2012.
An exhibit of various Army armaments and equipment highlighted the whole day activity giving Ormocanons chance to talk about the life of the soldiers and touch some of the military equipment; from the 105 millimeter Howitzer, a type of cannon used by the Army Artillery to the Simba, an armored vehicle.
Static display also includes demonstration on the duties and responsibilities of the Army Infantry Squad, a nine-man team considered as one of the smallest unit of the military organization.
In an interview made by John Kevin Pilapil of Power 90.3 FM, Lt. Col. Joel Alejandro Nacnac, the commanding officer of the Army’s 19th Infantry Battalion remarked that the activity was conducted to enhance the relationship of the Ormocanons and the soldiers.
Lt. Col. Nacnac also said that the activity was part of the Army’s commitment and involvement to the city’s 382nd Founding Anniversary.
The static display held in Ormoc was the third major activity participated in by the 19th Infantry Battalion and 802nd Infantry Brigade since the start of City Government’s month-long celebration of 382nd Founding Anniersary.
It can be recalled also that the soldiers joined the City’s fun run on June 10 and Independence Day Parade on June 12.
PR by the 19TH INFANTRY (COMMANDO) BATTALION, 8ID