Hamilton Hospice honors veteran

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 

Hamilton Hospice recently recognized Farris Haynes, Dalton resident, with a Veteran’s Recognition Award.

Haynes served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division, from 1954-56. Working on large trucks and other motorized equipment, he was part of the Advanced Wheel and Motor Vehicle unit.

During his two-year tour of active duty, he was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and then deployed to Baumholder, Germany.

Haynes said he enjoyed the people he met and said they were very kind to us (military personnel). “Christmas was very hard for most of us, especially a country boy far from home on the first time without family,” he said. “But we made it a fun day. We went to Holland and New Amsterdam. It was beautiful.”

In March of 1956, headed back to the U.S. “The statue of Lady Liberty looked so good,” Haynes remembered. “She stood proudly to welcome us back.”

After returning, Haynes married Ann (his wife of 60 years), and then spent six years in the Army Reserves. He received an honorable discharge in April of 1960.

 

Hamilton Hospice regularly recognizes its patients who are veterans for their sacrifice and dedication to our country.

 

Photo: Hamilton Hospice recently recognized Farris Haynes, Dalton resident, with a Veteran’s Recognition Award. With family members, Haynes is pictured, back row, on the right.