FARC’s “Aldemar 30,” Dead in Combat

first_img During the development of joint operation “Marfil” on March 12, Colombian Army and Navy troops did away with “Aldemar 30”, leader of the FARC’s Oscar 32 Company, Libardo García Mobile Column when combat ensued in the village of Bajo Calima, Buenaventura. Elements from Riverine Combat, Marine Brigade No. 2 arrived in the area along with Army and Navy troops, confronted the Mobile Column members of the Oscar 32 Company, engaging in combat for hours. National Army and Navy troops at the South West Joint Command, found the camp in Quebrada Ordóñez where this terrorist was hidden, near the border between Valle del Cauca and Chocó departments. During the confrontation, the members of the terrorist group escaped into the jungle due to the pressure exerted by the military troops, leaving behind Aldermar’s body. In addition, 60 kilos of food supplies, logistics material and military uniforms were found in the clandestine hideout, with a capacity to lodge up to 30 terrorists. Moreover, plenty of war material was seized, including a 5.56 mm caliber M-16; a high precision sight 22 caliber Marlin rifle, seven magazines, 277 cartridges of different caliber and two fragmentation grenades. Two 15-volt batteries used for the activation of improvised explosive devices were also seized. “Aldemar 30”, aged 31, was third in command at the Oscar 32 Company, under “Reinaldo” or “Rey”, and he was presumed to have participated in terrorist actions against Public Forces units performing mobile patrols on Alejandro Cabal Pombo road, which communicates Buenaventura with Cali. By Dialogo March 14, 2013 Is it true? Because they always say that they took down these terrorists, but the truth is that they are still committing crimes, setting bombs and killing civilians and innocent people (boys, girls). At the Department of Putumayo is normal to see civilians die every day.last_img read more

Pellegrini family adds top five bonuses for Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series opener

first_imgBy Erika Palmai WagnerBRIDGEPORT, N.J. – In honor of their family patriarch, the family of Craig Pellegrini Jr., the driver of the no. 27 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car, has graciously chosen to sponsor top five finishers in the season opener at Bridgeport Speedway on April 30 in memory of Albert A. Pellegrini, Craig’s car owner, grandfather and mentor, who passed away earlier this year.“My grandfather was a dedicated race fan who just loved going to the races when he could,” Pellegrini Jr. noted. “As a child, I can remember spending my weekends with him and my dad at Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday nights, and also he often liked coming and watching me race go karts when we ran them before moving into a full-sized Sprint.  With this being the first race of the season since his passing, and also with it being the first race for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, we couldn’t have thought of a better way to remember him by than raising the ante on opening day in his name.”On April 30 at Bridgeport Speedway, dubbed the “fastest dirt track in the east,” Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series drivers will race for an increased purse thanks to the Pellegrini family.The winner of the 20-lap feature event will take home $500, with second earning $300, third place will receive $225, fourth will get $175 and fifth place will collect the advertised $150 plus a brand new Hoosier Racesaver Spec right rear tire.Additional bonuses, including $50 to each heat race winner, and other added weekly contingency bonuses will also be up for grabs to MASS members.Among confirmed entries for the series opener, in addition to Craig Pellegrini Jr., are Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Bryant Davis, Stef Carberry, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, David Bonner, Logan Diehl, Rick Stief, Bryant Davis, Brendon Poff, Harris Kohen and Dave Brown Jr.The list of rookies making their MASS debut includes Patrick Compton, Austin Burke, Bobby Schreff, Dean Conk Jr., Tom Carberry, Doug Snow and John Webster Jr.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. on opening night.Albert A Pellegrini of Buena, N.J., was a zoning officer for Buena Vista township for over 25 years and also was employed by Bernal Mechanical for over 30 years as an estimator and purchasing agent. Pellegrini also owned a gas station in Vineland, N.J., where he built and worked on race cars that he raced at Vineland Speedway. Dedicated to his work and family, Albert never wanted anything less for his three sons and grandchildren whom he was survived by.“He really made me smile at the track, and he always knew what was best for me,” Craig Jr. recalls. “We were really looking forward to this upcoming season because we were finally going to be racing closer to home, but his memory will keep me going, and I will always be thinking of him and what he strived for me to be … fast.” For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our new website at www.masprintseries.com.last_img read more