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Military honors funeral was held in the city of Paipa, for soldier John Rodriguez Valderrama, murdered by terrorists on the front 21 of the FARC, in the village of El Limon Calibio township, municipality of Chaparral in Tolima department.
The 21 year-old military man, organic Mechanized Cavalry Group No. 1 General José Miguel Silva Plazas, was from Paipa, added operationally Infantry Battalion 17 Domingo Caicedo of the Sixth Brigade.
The hero, who gave his life defending his fellow citizens in compliance with the Political Constitution of Colombia, was honored in the funeral home facilities in the city of Paipa.
Religious services were held at the Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel, municipality of Paipa and funeral his body was taken to the Central Cemetery, the ceremonies were chaired by the commander of the Mechanized Cavalry Group Silva Plazas, Lt. Col. Freddy Calixto Hernan Monroy, staff officers, soldiers and civilian personnel NCO of the unit, as well as accompanying family members and friends of deceased military.
The First Brigade Command expresses the deepest feelings of sadness and pain to the families and friends of this hero, while increasing prayers to the Almighty to give them strength in such difficult times.