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The Passing of a Patriot

Mike3470 Wrote: Jun 08, 2012 10:03 AM
We still need men like Oliver North and his compatriot Adolfo Colero on these shores. I remember the scathing North had to put up with from the kids running student newspapers in the early 80's, youth who had not been brushing their teeth as long as Oliver North had been in uniform as a Marine. "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country," Jesus said. Many of North's predictions have survived to take on fleshly dimensions since he uttered them three decades ago.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- The classical definition of a hero is a person who puts himself at risk for the benefit of others. That certainly describes Adolfo Calero, who died June 2 at the age of 80. The obituaries of this remarkable man hardly do justice to his courage, perseverance, faithfulness and humility. Here is the Adolfo Calero I knew, admired and called a friend for nearly three decades:

A graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., he was a devout Roman Catholic and educated to be a...