"Brian was one of those people who would ride with anybody," Peters said. "Many developed into world-class athletes."
But when his enlistment ended in 2004, Freeman had found a new passion.
While training for the bobsled in San Diego, Freeman was reintroduced by a friend to a former classmate at Torrey Pines High.
"It was love at first sight," Charlotte Freeman said.
They were married May 1, 2004, and Freeman embraced civilian life.
He became an advance planner for KB Homes, working with local officials and interest groups to prepare for new developments.
"He's always been interested in politics," his wife said. "I think he was pushing his way in that direction."
The Freemans had a son, Gunner, now 2, and Charlotte was pregnant with their daughter, Ingrid, now 1, when he was recalled to active duty.