Saturday, April 29, 2023


By Tim Rohr

Research on another matter took me to the website of the 37th Guam Legislature and its long list of resolutions honoring everything from the founder of Guam's motor sports to a long serving airport employee. 

While scrolling through this long list, I thought of my recently-deceased friend, Robert Camacho, and wondered if there was a resolution with his name. 

Maybe I missed it, but...I didn't find one.

Bob, as I called him since we met in the early 90's, is the one person, while I still live in this world, I still try to model myself after. 

Seriously. He was the most beautiful person I have ever known. And I don't mean "beautiful" in a sappy way. 

I'm not sure there is a word to explain Bob. He was simply good in so many ways. Bob helped me quietly in my darkest hours. My really darkest hours. And he was the first person I called when I finally emerged. 

Bob served our island in so many ways. And for a very long time. 

A very long time. 

From fighting in Kuwait in the 1990's to fighting crime and injustice as the acting director of DOC at the time he passed from this world to the next, Bob was always on the frontlines for Guam and especially for those who trusted and counted on him. 

Like me. 

Dear Bob. Never mind. You don't need a resolution from this world. You already have the only resolution that matters. 

Please pray for me. 

Your Friend, 


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like someone I wish I had known here on Guam or anywhere. I don't know about resolutions but a lot of people wrote glowing, appreciative comments about him in the newspapers and spoke of him warmly on the newscasts.