A brave man who died in a hotel in the Dominican Republic’s capital, Managua, on Wednesday has been awarded a statue, according to his family.
The bronze statue of Antonio Pimentel, a former military intelligence officer, was unveiled by Mayor Carlos López in Managuat in the city’s capital on Friday.
“We had a very difficult time,” the Pimentels’ son, Jorge Pimentela, told the Associated Press news agency.
“The statue was unveiled and we are very happy to be here today,” he said.
“I can’t express how happy I am.
It’s a tribute to Antonio Piments courage, and to his contribution to the Republic.”
Pimentel was born in 1936 in the island’s capital Santiago de Cuba, and served as an intelligence officer in the Cuban Air Force.
He was killed in 1945 when his plane crashed on a jungle mission over the Dominican jungle, killing his wife, his son, and another member of his family, the AP reported.
“When I was 15, I became aware of the existence of a secret war in the mountains,” he wrote in a letter to his son Jorge in 1944.
“It was the beginning of the war.
I was a young man, but I knew that I had to do something.”‘
A brave soldier’The bronze memorial was unveiled to commemorate the Piments, who lived in the nearby town of Alta Vida, and had a close relationship with the local government.
“It’s a shame that we can’t have a statue of this hero in our country,” Pimentes father, Jorge, told AP.
“We were able to make a statue to remember our family, and the sacrifices we made.”
“We are very, very happy that we were able, because it’s a very, good memory,” he added.
The statue will be erected on the island of Managú in the capital city.