Augusto Pinochet — Chilean Soldier born on November 25, 1915, died on December 10, 2006

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet , was dictator of Chile between 1973 and 1990 and Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army from 1973 to 1998. He was also president of the Government Junta of Chile between 1973 and 1981... (wikipedia)

During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland.
Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist.
I'm not a dictator. It's just that I have a grumpy face.
Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood.
I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did.