On this day, the 5th of April, Dick Santos would have turned 78 years old.
During his almost eight decades, Dick embraced adventure and never ceased from exploration. He loved as fiercely as he fought, and his devotion to family and friends was legendary.
Because there were so many facets to his life, it is impossible to pay tribute to any one aspect... Remembering the patriot, or the poet, the warrior or the artist, the diplomat, the colleague, or lover, husband, son, father, brother, doesn't begin to cover it.
There are vast numbers of people who were lucky enough to cross Dick's path during his lifetime, and we hope that this blog will be a place to share stories, lessen the loss, and keep his memory alive for as long as we can.
Do you have a memory to share? Please send stories or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them to the site.