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"24" Everyday Hero Officer Robert J. Lentz
User: anniel
Submitted: Monday, December 15, 2008 8:42 AM
I have known Officer Robert J. Lentz all of his life... from a boy, to a young adult, and now, to the fine man he has become today.  As a boy, our house was filled with all sorts of animals and creatures that walked, flew, swam and crawled into his life.  Maybe, this was one of the factors that  caused him to know, at the tender age of 12, that he wanted to become a Wildlife Officer and never faltered from this dream.  As a young adult, he graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and by choice, enlisted into the NAVY.  He was stationed in Guam and served a lot of his time on the Frank Cable.  When the Cole was bombed, his was the first responding ship  to assist in the emergency.  He was flown to the Cole, with the NAVY seals, and boarded this great ship to help with the extra watches until calm could be restored.  Hence, now every time I witness a fly over or stand to watch him in his military jeep taking part in a parade, tears always follow because it reminds me of all of our young men that put their lives on the line for us and for the sake of freedom every day.  Now, I see him as a caring and loving son, brother, husband and father who is living his dream on a day to day basis, taking care of our natural resources on land and on our beautiful St. Johns River.  How fortunate I am that he is one of the caretakers of this great city that I have loved all my life.  I would like to nominate FWC officer, my son,  Robert J. Lentz, as my "Everyday Hero".                                   
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