By John Apodaca
February 03, 2006
I had the privilege of working with Steve Freeman. He was the
life of the party and never did I see him in a bad mood. I attended
a survival class in Oklahoma with him, and as luck would have
it we almost burned 5 acres of land during our exercise. I jumped
in and saved the top to an igloo water jug. The class signed
it and Steve wrote an eulogy for Pvt. I G Loo. It was the funniest
thing I had ever heard. Steve and I remained friends. Always
with a smile on his face, ready with some kind of joke. When
I learned of his death, I was in shock.
It did not suprise me when
I learned of the lives he saved by his ultimate sacrifice. By
God, he was a Marine. Steve Freeman, I raise my glass to you
my friend, and when we look on Heaven's scene we will find their
gates are guarded by this United States Marine.
E-mail: John Apodaca[at]dhs.gov
El Paso, TX - USA
About: John Apodaca works for
Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine, Department of Homeland
Security in El Paso, Texas.
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