Don Alejo seems to have been a man for all seasons; Thank God there are still a few around like him. I suspect he’s relaxing at a very nice ranch right now and the bullying thugs and thieves that tried to steal his land and got a nice surprise instead are in a very hot and uncomfortable place.
Hell of a guy. R.I.P. hero.
I suspect if Mexico had not disarmed its citizens, they would not have the cartel thug problems that are destroying their country.
The solo title “Marine” (other countries had the word “marine” as PART of the description of their sea going soldiers) was first given to elite amphibious infantry men of the Royal Navy and then to the USN’s “Marine Corps.”
Not dissing the RN but only ONE outfit has the hard won heritage to call themselves “Marines.”
The largest special forces on earth.
If Mexico could find 10,000 Don Alejo’s it would be a country again.
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There is also a lesson in this story for those wise enough to glean it.
MT, thanks for the link to Borderland Beat, great site for this type of information.
The good Mexicans remaining in that country have a martyr to rally around and take back their country from the corrupt politicians. Will they do it?
Don Alejo's story reminded me of the last line in Solzhenitsyn's story "Matryona's House."
"We had all lived cheek by jowl with Matryona and not understood that she was that upright person without whom, according to the proverb, no village can endure. Nor any city. Nor our whole land."