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Soldier in the spotlight

By Capt. Luis Barber
First published in
SFOR Informer #94, August 16, 2000

I was born in Salamanca, but I grew up in Asturias," said Victoriano de Martin Risueño. He entered the Spanish Guardia Civil in 1983, and he came back to his very loved Asturias after serving in different places all over Spain. Now he is part of the Judicial Police in Oviedo.
"In Spain, I have worked in different assignments, like when I served within the Intelligence Unit," Victoriano said. "Now, I'm working in crimes investigations."
He usually deals with such crimes as murders, robberies, and those related to drugs. He got to know very dangerous people, but he loves his work because he can, "help every person who needs it."
Victoriano said he always wanted to come to Bosnia to help the people of this country. Since the very first moment he felt he needed to do something else. In his spare time, his comrades and he taught Spanish to a group of Bosnian children, and he enjoyed it very much. "However, it is now a holiday season, so we won't have more lessons."
He is posted to the Military Police Company in Camp Butmir. Every day he gets up and goes to work at the Headquarters building. "This kind of work is quite different than the one I do in Spain, but I think it's interesting. We have a great deal of chances to meet people."
Being very fond of diving, Victoriano is planning his next holidays. "I have heard about Jordan -- it is the best place to practice diving. When I come back to my country, I'll try it."

Related link:
Nations of SFOR: Spain