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March 12, 2013|By Chris Epting

I also want to mention that two weeks ago I visited Harborview Elementary School for a special ceremony. Principal Cindy Osterhout invited me to their regularly held patriotic assembly, the most recent of which featured Fire Capt. Darren Witt, who received the medal of bravery from the Huntington Beach Fire Department for recently rescuing a man from a burning building on his off-duty hours.

Interestingly, Witt used to do the fire inspections at the school before becoming captain so Ms. Osterhout had the students write him cards and letters, which were presented at the assembly.

It was a memorable, heartfelt moment for everyone there and I had the privilege of talking with Witt just before the ceremony. At even the suggestion that he done something special, he just shrugged it off and said, "That's just our job whether we're on duty or not."

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Well done.

CHRIS EPTING is the author of 19 books, including the new "Baseball in Orange County," from Arcadia Publishing. You can chat with him on Twitter @chrisepting or follow his column athttp://www.facebook.com/hbindependent.

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