Boone Living Supports Old Time Veterans

6 years 8 months 4 days ago Saturday, November 12 2011 Nov 12, 2011 Saturday, November 12, 2011 5:14:00 PM CST November 12, 2011 in News
By: Tong Gao
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COLUMBIA - The Boone Living Retirement Community provides benefits that support veterans in particular.

Doug Overall had served the military as a pilot for 25 years. He and his wife, Betty Overall, moved to their apartment in the Boone Living 10 days after it started. Now they have been living there for 7 years.

"We feel safe to living here," Betty Overall said.

94-year-old Helen Girard is the oldest veteran living there. She served as a nurse in the Camp Shelby during the World War II and met her husband there. Both of them were Lieutenants.

Boone Living Retirement Community made a Memory Wall for the veterans, showing their photos back in the wartime.

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