Another incredible hero.
At only 25 years old, Estevez commanded 40 men (1st section, Company C, 25th Armored Infantry Regiment) who defended the prairie of Goose Green agaisnt 150 men from Section A, second batallion, British paratroopers who counted with naval artillery support. Estevez (postumous First Lieutenant, Cross for Heroic Valour in Combat) not only sustained his position for several hours, but also led three counterattacks. After being shot in the arm and in the left leg, he continued to lead the resistance. When he was putting his helmet over a wounded soldier's head he was shot in the pomulus and died.
Before going to wat, he had written a letter to be given to his family in case he was killed. My translation of that letter:
"Dear Dad: When you receive this letter, I will be accounting for my actions upon God our Lord. He, who knows what he does, has disposed that I die while in the accomplishment of my mission. But...look at what mission! Isn't it right? Do you remember, when I was a boy, and made plans, design vehicles, all destined to recover the islands and restore in them our sovereignity? God, who is a generous Father, has wanted that this, his son, totally devoid of merits, live this unique experience and be able to give his life in offer to our motherland.
The only thing I want to ask you all for is: To restore a sincere family unity under the cross of Christ. That you remember me with joy, and that my evocation leads not to any sadness. And, very important, that you pray for me.
Father, there are things that are not normally said between men, but today I have to tell them to you: Thank you for having you as a model of good birth; thank you for believing in honor; thank you for bearing your name, thank you for being a catholic, an argentine and a son of Spanish blood, thanks for being a soldier, thank god for being how I am, which is the fruit of that family where you are the pillar. Until we meet again, if god allows it. A strong embrace. God and motherland, or death
His last phrase is the argentine commando crede.
On the 30th anniversary of the war, I remember my fallen brothers.