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Veterans share their stories with community

ELGIN, Okla._Veterans got a special chance to share their stories Thursday afternoon at the Senior Nutrition Center.

The veterans of foreign wars were visited by other former service members who now work at Fort Sill as civilians. World War II and Korean War, Veteran 91-year-old Curtis Dove brought pictures of the ships he served on and medals he received from his time in the service.

"Someone had mentioned about the history of World War II and the Korean War and so forth and so the lady said something about it and I said, yeah I went home and got all my material. I said I saved all my deals. People are kind of surprised that I did you know,” Dove said.

Dove was medically discharged from the Marines in 1953. One of the four veterans who visited from Fort Sill was Buddy Leavell who served for 21-years in the Army. He says the event was a great opportunity to interact with people, like Dove.

"You have that feeling and a deep regard for the older veterans of World War II, Korean, Vietnam and they have all of those veterans here. Mr. Curtis he brought a lot of memorabilia out today and it's pretty interesting,” Leavell said.

Leavell says Thursday was about continuing to honor the brotherhood that is serving in the U.S. Military. At the center, lunch is served for seniors 50 and over for a donation of just $2 per meal.

They also take meals to 25 homes in Elgin, Fletcher, and Sterling.

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