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Honoring Those Who Served

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we believe it is a privilege and our responsibility to support and provide care to those who served our country. As a way to honor these men and women and show our appreciation, we feature Veterans of the Month throughout the entire year.

Please take the opportunity to read our featured blogs that share the stories, memories and photos of these honored veterans of Maine.

Maine Veterans of the Month

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O.T. King | MVH Machias Veteran Stories | U.S. Navy

June 26, 2018

Orlando “O.T.” King was born in Providence, RI, in May 1924.  He is known to many as “Chief” in honor of the rank he attained while serving in the United States Navy.

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Robert Mayo | MVH Augusta Veteran Stories | US Navy

June 12, 2018

Bob graduated from high school and went to the University of Connecticut, but patriotism was in his heart, and he didn’t want to stay in college when everyone else was enlisting, so in August 1942, Bob signed up for the U.S. Navy.

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Ruth Wardell | MVH Bangor Veteran Stories | US Navy

June 7, 2018

Ruth Colby Wardell was born in March 1925, on her family’s farm in Bucksport, Maine. After graduating from Bucksport High School she attended Bryant & Stratton College, graduating in 1944.

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Richard Lowell | MVH Bangor Veteran Stories | USMC
May 15, 2018

Richard Lowell was born in July 1926 in Mattawamkeag, Maine. Raised by his grandparents, Bruce and Nellie Stewart, in a home without electricity or running water, the family’s food came almost entirely from hunting and a vegetable garden.

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Warren Enos | MVH South Paris Veteran Stories | US Army
May 2, 2018

When the Draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1942, Warren “Jake” Enos was a junior in high school.  By March 1943, Jake received his Draft notice. He attended basic training at Camp Croft in South Carolina and then moved onto Camp Patrick Henry in Virginia.

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Owen Wight | MVH South Paris Veteran of the Month | US Army
April 30, 2018

Frederic (Owen) Wight was born in Newry, Maine, in April of 1932.  He attended Gould Academy in Bethel graduating in 1950. In 1954, Owen enlisted into the U.S. Army and served first at Fort Benning, Georgia, and then later at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he was assigned to the motor pool and worked as a mechanic.

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