Vic Ortiz

Vic Ortiz was born in 1970 in Puerto Rico and grew up in the Bronx in New York and Lorian, Ohio. He enlisted in the Navy as fire control technician and was stationed on boomer submarines that carried Inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). After leaving the service, he entered work in law enforcement. In his interview, Ortiz discusses the challenges he faced growing up and separation from his wife during his service, as well as both the benefits and discrimination he experienced.