Larimer argued in the school paper with an editorial that they needed to be supportive of diversity
Larimer says her son graduated with honors from Univ of Wisconsin
Larimer says her son considered a career in politics
He'd said he would run for president in 2020 when he was 35
Larimer changed his mind later and started considering the Navy
"He enlisted. He came home one day and said, 'I did it, I enlisted.'"
He started in the Navy in Feb. 2011
"John had a mind for details, which is why nobody liked playing trivia games with him"
Family teased him that he should consider being a spy or spook... and he ended up in cyber security "cyber fleet"
He was stationed at Buckley AFB in Aurora
"he was one of the newer people there, but he was looked to by the younger recruits".... "They looked up to John and they were asking him questions"
"The Navy actually gave us an award for John, posthumously. It was a joint service award"
@LG: signal is strong here on the outgoing side
Navy created an award in his name
Larimer worked 12-hour shifts, one week of day and another of nights. With a long weekend in between
John Larimer showed his family around during one of those long weekend
"His first job was at a movie theater" his mother says.
"I think the only reason he kept the job at th movie theater was so that he could see movies for half price or for free"
"He was just that kind of caring person and he truly was. The outpouring of support from people who knew him was just amazing"
"He had a sense of humor that was a little advanced" as a child