Saturday, January 26, 2019

Aloysius Pang's NS mate remembers actor's kindness and competence

PHOTO: A comrade who was in New Zealand with Aloysius when he was killed in a military accident, shared how he come to know that he is hardworking, trustworthy and overall just a good human being.
PHOTO: Instagram/Aloysius Pang & Facebook/Chase Yap Baofa
Picture posted by Tan Thiam Peng, AsiaOne on 25 January 2019

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It's been an honour serving with Aloysius Pang, so says a fellow NSman.

We've heard fellow celebrities pay tribute, politicians offer their condolences and the heartbreak of a girlfriend.

Yap Baofa, a signaller in Aloysius' battalion, described in a Facebook post an Aloysius we've come to know since he died on Jan 23 - hardworking, trustworthy and overall just a good human being.

Accompanied by a picture of a black ribbon, here's the post:



I don't like him, and I always have the impression that he don't like me too.
PHOTO: "I don't like him, and I always have the impression that he don't like me too.

ICT in Singapore I always had the impression he's the guy who does nothing, sit in the tonner and seldom get called up for duties.. I'm not well liked by him too, me the signaler, always look like the slacker, just sit in the bronco while tech squad does the real work..

But this ICT it was different. Our battalion fired live rounds. That's when I saw Aloyious worked hard. For the 3 days I was out in the field, I hear my MTO keep calling for Aloyious for advice.. He is well trusted by the team.. knows his stuff, giving very clear advices and suggestions to our MTO on what actions to take on the repair of the guns..

I remember him as the guy who always sit opposite of me in the bronco behind the driver..

I remember him being the guy who brings me my meals, as I'm still in the signaller seat manning comms..

I remember him being the guy who looks up at me when I changed the anntena on top of the bronco when it was raining to make sure I don't fall..

I remember him, being the guy that when I sprained my leg this ICT and was about to be sent back to camp, the guy who carried my field pack, riffle and helmet to me..

I remember the last words exchanged that day, was to take care, rest well.. And thank you..

Rest In Peace Aloysius..
Been an honor to serve with you..
"
Posted by Chase Yap Baofa on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 13:23
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Yap illustrates how his opinion of Aloysius evolved over the years serving in the same reservist unit.

He believed that the actor was the proverbial National Service (NS) slacker and that the feelings were mutual.

"I always had the impression he's the guy who does nothing, sits in the tonner and seldom gets called up for duties."



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Aloysius was an armament technician in the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, while Yap's vocation crossed paths with the former.

This overseas in-camp training (ICT) changed Yap's view of Aloysius.

"For the three days I was out in the field, I heard my MTO (Military Transport Officer) kept calling for Aloysius for advice. He is well trusted by the team, knows his stuff, giving very clear advices and suggestions to our MTO on what actions to take on the repair of the guns."



This overseas in-camp training (ICT) changed Yap's view of Aloysius.
PHOTO: This overseas in-camp training (ICT) changed Yap's view of Aloysius.
"For the three days I was out in the field, I heard my MTO (Military Transport Officer) kept calling for Aloysius for advice. He is well trusted by the team, knows his stuff, giving very clear advices and suggestions to our MTO on what actions to take on the repair of the guns."
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Apart from highlighting Aloysius' expertise, Yap then shared anecdotes of the kind of person the actor was.

"I remember him being the guy who brings me my meals, as I'm still in the signaller seat manning comms (communications).

"I remember him being the guy who looks up at me when I changed the antenna on top of the Bronco (vehicle) when it was raining to make sure I don't fall.

 

I remember him being the guy who looks up at me when I changed the antenna on top of the Bronco (vehicle) when it was raining to make sure I don't fall.
PHOTO: "I remember him being the guy who looks up at me when I changed the antenna on top of the Bronco (vehicle) when it was raining to make sure I don't fall."
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"I remember him, being the guy that when I sprained my leg this ICT and was about to be sent back to camp, the guy who carried my field pack, rifle and helmet to me."

It is one thing to hear eulogies from friends and family, and - as most Singaporeans who have served NS would attest to - another to hear one from a fellow soldier.



It is one thing to hear eulogies (tribute to someone who has just died) from friends and family, and - as most Singaporeans who have served NS would attest to - another to hear one from a fellow soldier.
PHOTO: It is one thing to hear eulogies (tribute to someone who has just died) from friends and family, and - as most Singaporeans who have served NS would attest to - another to hear one from a fellow soldier.
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Yap declined to comment when contacted, except to say that he did not expect his post to go viral.

Aloysius' body is expected to arrive in Singapore today. His management announced that a farewell event will be held from Saturday noon to Sunday noon at 82A MacPherson Lane.



The National Service (Amendment) Bill was passed on March 14, 1967, making national service (NS) compulsory for all 18-year-old male Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
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I remember him, being the guy that when I sprained my leg this ICT and was about to be sent back to camp, the guy who carried my field pack, rifle and helmet to me
PHOTO: "I remember him, being the guy that when I sprained my leg this ICT and was about to be sent back to camp, the guy who carried my field pack, rifle and helmet to me."
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By Tan Thiam Peng, AsiaOne, 25 January 2019





More on Aloysius Pang

Actor Aloysius Pang dies after SAF accident in NZ: Injuries sustained when Howitzer gun barrel was lowered, posted on Thursday, 24 January 2019
Actor Aloysius Pang dies after SAF accident in NZ: Injuries sustained when Howitzer gun barrel was lowered, posted on Thursday, 24 January 2019
https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/actor-aloysius-pang-dies-after-saf.html



Jayley Woo pens heartbreaking note to late boyfriend Aloysius Pang, posted on Friday, 25 January 2019
Jayley Woo pens heartbreaking note to late boyfriend Aloysius Pang, posted on Friday, 25 January 2019
https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/jayley-woo-pens-heartbreaking-note-to.html



Aloysius Pang - Singapore funeral director pens moving tribute, posted on Sunday, 27 January 2019
Aloysius Pang - Singapore funeral director pens moving tribute, posted on Sunday, 27 January 2019
https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/aloysius-pang-singapore-funeral.html



Aloysius Pang - Kind cabby offered Belinda Lee and Jayley Woo free rides, posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Aloysius Pang - Kind cabby offered Belinda Lee and Jayley Woo free rides, posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2019/01/aloysius-pang-kind-cabby-offered.html



 
Reference
[1] Tan Thiam Peng, AsiaOne, Aloysius Pang's NS mate remembers actor's kindness and competence, posted on 25 January 2019, https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/aloysius-pangs-ns-mate-remembers-actors-kindness-and-competence