Levi's Open Road

LEVI ORTIZ

Firefighter
Denver Fire Department

“It's how you feel inside about what you've done and what you've accomplished. If you're happy with it, if you're good with it, then you're a success.”

INTERESTS:

Government

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Chance Fear Inspiration Values Success

TAGS:

big kids, helping others, helping people, jet planes, jets, marines, mediocre, toys, vietnam, vietnam war

BIOGRAPHY:

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.

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