Steve Herman, better known as “Pee Wee” at the fire department, never considered himself a hero. “I’m just doing my job,” he would say, too humble to accept praise for a job well done. Steven had a gruff persona but once you got to know him, he was a true firefighters’ firefighter and a real family man. He was known as “Butthead” to his daughter, and was his son’s best fishing and basketball buddy. He passed away from job-related pancreatic cancer.
Steve H. Herman
- Los Angeles County
- December 21, 2008
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