ERMIN SOLORIN , Soldier, Our Notre Damean Hero

Parents  who have  sons and daughters in the battlefield  can not  help but worry endlessly.   If they knew that their children would die in the battlefront they would have told them to come home rather than face death.  However, they also knew that living dangerously is but part of a soldiers life.  They face death and die honorably as a soldier.  

Very recently we read and heared the news of soldiers killed while in hot pursuit of the the kidnappers of Fr. Bossi.   We read too of what happened to these young soldiers. 

ERMIN SOLORIN  was one of them.  He was no ordinary soldier.     He graduated top of his class..a Magna cum laude of the Mandala class of PMA 2005. He was also among those sent to Wespoint for further training.   The sad reality  is, he was among those sent to pursue the notorious abu sayaf and MILF in the mountains of  Basilan.

There were many speculations and talks about how Ermin and his men died .  Words have it  that the soldiers were herd together while the enemies surrounded them.  Instead of capturing them alive they were executed. Dont worry, he was not among the first group that were castrated and beheaded.  Nothing so gross happend to Ermin and his men.

Farewell to  Ermin.   He was a  true Notre Damean, standing strong and true for what he believes in.  He graduated first honorable mention of  High school class 2001.  Classmates and friends will pay tribute as soon as he comes home to Norala his hometown. 

Jing Ureta
Alumni coordinator