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Nov 3, 2009

Former comrade in arms, Bernard Adolphus, speaks of Good

Story PictureOne man who knew Captain Good and supported his fight is his ex-comrade in the Belize Defense Force and former Superintendent of Prisons, Bernard Adolphus. Adolphus says Good possessed the qualities of an excellent military soldier and boxer.

Bernard Adolphus, Ex-comrade of Captain Good
“I was in the jungle, Charlie was the communication officer and he was pretty good at communication. Irrespective of where we are in the jungle, when we have a problem you could depend on Charlie Good and his team to get contact with base or anybody. He was good at that. He was physically strong etcetera.”

Marion Ali
“I see you also ended up in the ring with him.”

Bernard Adolphus
“Yes, as a matter of fact we had two boxing bouts. I can remember when I was in the volunteer guards and he was in the police force, we had a sparring match; we had a big bout at Birds Isle. He won; I ran out of gas and then when we linked up with the Belize Defence Force, we set up an example to our men who were officers so we’re showing them what the bout was about. As a result, we had a boxing match at the Belize Defence Force and I have a picture to show that. He was good at map-reading, he was a good weapon instructor, he was a good leader at the time. I noticed that he went on fighting because his cause was supporting his wife and that was the main thing. That was his thing at the time because he felt that some kind of mis-justice was done to his wife. So he stick it out and we have to respect him for that.”

Charles Good, dead at sixty-two.


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1 Response for “Former comrade in arms, Bernard Adolphus, speaks of Good”

  1. Lascelle Adolphus says:

    Bernard,

    Sir, I am Lascelle L. Adolphus son of the late Walter Adolphus. I am truly honored by your exemplary Leadership in honoring our nation’s (Belize) war heroes. I am fully aware that my timing is late compared to the veterans ceremony last November. As a Soldier in the armed forces of the United States of America I continue to meet the charge of ensuring that the men and women of this great nation remain fully prepared for the challenges of combat. I continually remember that I cannot accomplish anything without the life enduring lessons of being a proud Belizean. I am not surprised at the accomplishments of our countrymen who served in past conflicts such as WWI, and WWII as I too have inherited this form of personal courage, and dedication to duty. I thank them for their legacy. I owe it to them for bestowing unto Belizeans a trait of honor and loyalty unknown to many outside the borders of our nation. I continue to serve with distinction while carrying my honor at the forefront of my US military career. The challenge remains great but as a Belizean no challenge is too great. I look forward to my eventual return home and hopefully meeting you. Your example, and involved ethics to dedicate patronage to our War Heroes must be continued. We are a proud nation and continue to display this pride whether at home or abroad. Thanks.

    Respectfully,

    Lascelle L. Adolphus

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