He loved his call name. He used to say it made him sound and look way cooler than he really was.

He made his way into the service unit from the information section. He was a nerd, a tough nerd. Actually, he was more stubborn than anything else. That’s not to say it was a bad thing. He had the determination from hell, lets just say.

I had worked with him on more than a few occasions and we work well together right off the bat. We worked so well together because we really listened to each other.

We didn’t know each other, but knew what the other would do on the job every time.

Just about the time he was being discharged to go live on the west coast of the US, he was diagnosed with cancer.

I blame Agent Orange residue for that.  The last I heard of him was that the cancer was in remission and he gained 25 pounds. I blame his beautiful girlfriend for that. I wouldn’t doubt if he had beat the cancer.

The Tough Nerd