I think the story of Major Libardo Eduardo Caraveo is fascinating. The story below sums it up nicely for a Blog such as mine but if you Google him you can find out much more. His contributions were endless and the time he spent in helping others will pay dividends to us all for many years to come even though he has unfortunately passed on. Major Caraveo gave back in many ways whether it was working with bilingual special-needs students at Tucson-area schools, working with federal prisoners or working with soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress. His road was probably not the most profitable path he could of taken. Many of the lives he influenced were people that probably otherwise might of gone unnoticed and unhelped. But I think that he understood that people matter. He came to this country as a teenager from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico barely speaking any English and yet he led a very successful life. He seems to be the definition of a self made man. His life was unfortunately cut short in the recent Fort Hood shooting tragedy. To me it's just another example of how immigrants can and have contributed to our great nation. The 270 View applauds Major Libardo Eduardo Caraveo for all of his contributions to our great country and salutes him this Veterans day as a true American Hero.
The below story was originally found here
By WSJ Staff
Thirteen people were killed when an Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on soldiers at the Fort Hood Army base, including Maj. Libardo Caraveo. Here is a short profile:
Maj. Libardo Caraveo, a 52-year-old psychologist, was preparing for his first deployment into a combat zone with a support unit that helped soldiers deal with the stresses of war. He arrived at Fort Hood on Wednesday to finish up paperwork before heading for Afghanistan, his son Eduardo, 31, said by phone from Tucson, Arizona.
“He was somebody to look up to, somebody to admire,” Eduardo Caraveo said. “He was a true self-made man, very driven, very hard-working.”
Maj. Caraveo Va., had arrived in the U.S. from Mexico speaking little English as a teenager, his son said. The major put himself through school and eventually earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
He had worked as a teacher and at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and had a private practice in Woodbridge, Va. He’d been in the National Guard for ten years, and had spent one year at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
As a member of the 467th Combat Stress Control Detachment, he would have been responsible for dealing with battlefield trauma in Afghanistan.
His son Eduardo said they hadn’t spoken much about the details of his father’s deployment, adding, “I didn’t even know the actual date.”