Mark I. Kirkmeyer

TEDDY BEAR

Teddy Bear: PFC Max L. Alires
“Teddy Bear” aka PFC Max L. Alires (US Army 1975-79) passed on to the Great Spirit this afternoon, March 22, 2005. He was a good friend and a caring man
I went in to tell him something
He didn’t respond
He was sweating.

Checked his temp
Normal
Blood Pressure
Pulse
Normal
Breathing labored
But he’s
non-responsive.

Called his doctor
Stupidity
what did I expect
From the VA
Called 911
10 minutes
Fire Arrives.

Teddy Bear is worse.
They worked on him
Twenty minutes
trying to stabilize
Teddy Bear

They took him
To the Hospital
I should feel good
Maintain and ship

That’s my job
but I don’t expect
Teddy Bear
to recover

His brother
Brown Bear
followed meat-wagon

Little Bear
called.

Removing life support
The Great Spirit
has control now.