Levi's Open Road
College Wasn't An Option (1:16)
Designed To Help People (0:51)
Public Television: Season Three
Denver Fire Department
big kids, helping others, helping people, jet planes, jets, marines, mediocre, toys, vietnam, vietnam war
Upon graduation from high school, Levi Ortiz didn't know what to do with his life. He joined the armed services and learned to repair F-4 Jets as a means to gain experience and earn a living while trying to figure it all out. After six years in the Marines, six months of which he spent in Vietnam, Ortiz was a sergeant. He was still undecided as to what to do, but he knew he did not want to be a jet fighter serviceman anymore. His wife suggested fighting fires, so Ortiz learned to be a firefighter. Presently he is a Lieutenant with the Denver Fire Department.