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.
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
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."
Nations of SFOR: Spain