“Harry Potter” ride operatorLuis Vielma

An attraction operator at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., Vielma most recently operated the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride. “He was always a friend you could call,” said a co-worker, Josh Boesch. Vielma was “always there, without fail,” agreed another co-worker, Olga Glomba. “A funny, sweet, nerdy guy without a mean side. He just wanted to make people smile.” Vielma, Boesch said, was in school studying to be a medic. “He was always caring and he always wanted to learn more,” he said. But Vielma was one of the 49 people murdered in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12. He was 22.

Author’s Note: See my editorial regarding the shooting on my blog: Orlando: What YOU Can Do.

From This is True for 12 June 2016