TRIPP'S TRIPPIN': Ex-Don has turned high-flying dreams into reality

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By Richard Tripp

In 1984 a 15- year-old young man was pitching in the state championship game of the Little League Senior Division. A few years later this same young man was leading the West Las Vegas football team into the state playoffs against the powerful Artesia Bulldogs as the Dons’ starting quarterback. Fast forward to present and this same young man is a commander and flight officer in the United States Navy, flying the P-3 Orion aircraft.

Michael Abreu has lived his dream of the star athlete and is now living out his childhood dream of flying jets and serving his country.

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