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Honoring Veteran Army Nurse, Jean S.

Honoring Veteran Army Nurse, Jean S.


Posted on November 11, 2015 by


Nearly 70 years ago, Jean S. – a resident at Atria Evergreen Woods in Florida – returned home after serving as an Army nurse in the China-Burma-India Theater. For three years she cared for sick and injured soldiers in a bamboo ward stationed near an active combat zone. If you met Jean, you would understand what made her a wonderful nurse. (more…)


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Behind the Lines


Posted on November 24, 2014 by


Whether behind enemy lines or writing lines for the Associated Press, Atria Merrimack Place resident, Jim Koch, shares his journey during WWII and his postwar success as an AP journalist and Director of Public Affairs at GTE.

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Veteran Russell A., Atria Elizabethtown Resident – Atria Senior Living Blog

Veteran Russell Avery, Atria Elizabethtown Resident


Posted on November 6, 2014 by


I was drafted into the U.S. military on June 3, 1942, at the age of 21, beginning a tour of 39 months in the Air Force that took me to South America, Africa, England and into combat in Italy, France and Holland. (more…)


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Iguana Stew Recipe | The Atria Kitchen


Posted on July 24, 2014 by


While this dish is not recommended or practical for meal preparation, this story had too much flavor to omit. Master Sergeant Charles Ohler was captured and held in a Japanese prison camp from July 4, 1944 to September 20, 1945. Atria is proud to have this veteran in our community. (more…)


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Resident in the Armed Forces

My Experience in the Armed Forces


Posted on June 30, 2014 by


I was drafted into the military when I was only 18 years old. At the time I didn’t know it, but it was going to be a big part of my life. (more…)


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Veteran, Don Klingensmith

Veteran Don Klingensmith, Atria at Hometown


Posted on May 29, 2014 by


There are four brothers in my family. We all served at the same time during the Korean War. I was the first to enlist and served three years, the last years in Germany. (more…)


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Armed Forces Infographic

Atria Salutes Our Resident Veterans


Posted on May 17, 2014 by


It is an honor and a privilege to serve those who served our country.

So as we celebrate America’s military members on Armed Forces Day, we would like to pay recognition to the many retired veterans – and their spouses – who call Atria home. (more…)


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