NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Navy captain who led the successful effort to rescue a cargo-ship captain captured by Somali pirates says Catholic men can be heroes in everyday life through fatherhood and self-sacrifice.
“You don’t have to be a captain of a naval warship or the president of a company or anything else to be a hero,” Capt. Francis Castellano told the Knights of Columbus in an interview.
Castellano, 45, commanded the USS Bainbridge, a guided-missile destroyer, in the successful effort to rescue cargo-ship captain Richard Phillips from pirates off the coast of Somalia in 2009.
“Every day, we can do something, little by little: to go ahead and show heroic traits and just be...READ MORE