Last Words Of A Hero: ‘I’ll Show You How An Italian Dies’

Now that’s hardcore, and definitely a hero in my book. Reminds me of Proximo in the movie Gladiator:

“In the end, we’re all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how, or when. But what we can choose is how we decide to meet that end, so we are remembered forever as men.”

Franco Frattini described on state television how Fabrizio Quattrocchi, 36, gave up hope of survival, tore at his blindfold and shouted at his tormentors that he was not afraid to die.

“When the assassin was pointing the pistol at him, this boy tried to take off his hood and shouted: ‘Now I’ll show you how an Italian dies.’ And they killed him,” Signor Frattini said. “He died a hero.”

The minister was repeating what he had been told by an Italian diplomat in Qatar who had seen a video of the execution sent by a previously unknown resistance group to the Arabic television station al-Jazeera.

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