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4 Officers, 64 Non Commissioned Officers and 31 Soldiers from the Army were decorated with the medal Faith on the Cause, on its unique category, by the General Alejandro Navas Ramos, Commander of the Army, this imposition is an stimulus to the compromise and valor showed by the military men at the moment of accomplishing their mission for defending the Homeland.
Mrs. Olga Esperanza España Ortiz, mother of the Professional Soldier Pedro Maria Ortiz España, who died in the middle of a combat against the Farc on the past March, received the medal.
The military medal “Faith on the Cause” was created to prize the personnel of Officers, Non Commissioned Officers Soldiers and Civilians at the service of the Force, that are distinguished in the recuperation of the peace, the order and democracy of the Nation, as well as the military personnel in good retirement, celebrities, and public or private institutions who give out merit services for the benefit of the National Army.
The imposition of the medals was made on this morning during the ceremony of the Month´s Hero, in the headquarters of the Defense Ministry.