Ben Linder:-Ben Linder (July 7, 1959 – April 28, 1987), was an American engineer. While working on a small hydroelectric dam in rural northern Nicaragua, Linder was killed by the Contras, a loose confederation of rebel groups funded by the U.S. government. The California-born Linder was raised in a secular Jewish family in San Francisco and later in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Adams High School in Portland, Oregon in 1977.
While in college at the University of Washington, Linder enjoyed juggling and was often seen around Seattle riding a 5-to-6-foot-tall (1.5 to 1.8 m) unicycle. He graduated in 1983, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He left his Oregon home that summer and moved to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
Inspirational Ben Linder Quotes
“Anything you can do needs to be done, so pick up the tool of your choice and get started.”
“I see the kids and I feel like taking them all away to a safe place to hide until the war stops and the hunger stops and El Cua becomes strong enough to give them the care they deserve.”
“It’s a wonderful feeling to work in a country where the government’s first concern is for its people, for all its people.”
“So, instead, I try to put in light and hope for the best.”