Remembering Roberto Clemente, 40 years later

Remembering Roberto Clemente, 40 years later
December 31, 2012, 8:40 am
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Not a New Year’s Eve goes by where I don’t, for at least a few minutes, remember Roberto Clemente. For it was New Year’s Eve 1972 — 40 years ago today — when Clemente died a hero, trying to airlift relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente was truly heroic and brave, not because…