Many Philippine Marine soldiers received commendations for doing their tours on the BRP Sierra Madre.
Maybe its time our C-in-C and the PN give her the recognition as a true warrior.
She received a U.S. battle star for World War 2 service
She earned 9 battle stars, 2 U.S. Presidential Unit Citation, and 3 U.S. Navy Commendation for Vietnam War.
She is proud to serve as gallant "Landing Ship, Tank",
perpetually beached to serve as a prong of Neptune's spear and keeping the enemy at bay.
She is a wounded soldier who wants to be left behind on the beach to finish the fight to the end.
We are so proud of you, LT 57, BRP Sierra Madre!