May 8, 2023, 9:59 AM
May 8, 2023, 9:59 AM
Military of the passive service and of the reserve have organized to pay tribute to the deceased General Gary Prado Salmon, who did not receive the corresponding honors from the Army. In an interview with the program ‘Influyentes’ on EL DEBER Radio, the lawyer and colonel in passive service Jorge Santistevan He criticized the lack of consideration towards General Prado and highlighted his career in defense of the country’s sovereignty and democracy.
Santistevan denounced that the military regulation RC-02-22, which establishes the worship and homage to all soldiers who die, has been breached in this case. In addition, he highlighted Prado’s work in the capture of Che Guevara and his contribution to the institutionality of the country as minister and ambassador.
The lawyer also made reference to the attacks that Prado suffered from the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) government, which branded him as a destabilizing person and associated him with the terrorism case. Santistevan stated that, even After his death, Prado has been the victim of abuse by their own military comrades.
“Those people don’t decide anything, the military high command does not decide or move a single soldier as long as it does not have a political order (…) It is a lack of respect for a national hero declared not only by the State, but by all of society,” Santistevan said.
In the absence of uniformed soldiers, the retired and reserve soldiers have decided to honor General Prado. Santistevan stated that, according to the regulations, they will carry out honor guard and honor escort in his memory. Approximately 150 soldiers have joined the initiative and will pay tribute to him at his wake in the Las Misiones hall and then in the Government House (in front of the 24 de Septiembre square).
General Prado Salmón passed away last Saturday due to kidney problems. His legacy and his personal and professional example have been remembered by former presidents and politicians in the country. However, so far, there has been no official pronouncement by the military authorities about the absence of tribute to the late general.
See the full interview on EL DEBER Radio: