Heartland Hospice serving Northeastern Wisconsin recently asked the nation to help celebrate their Veteran patient, Loren, turning 100 on April 1st.
Loren was a U.S. Coast Guard as a chief petty officer during World War II. He was 19 years old when he enlisted, and a year later the war was underway. He made trips escorting the troops and troop carriers and the other ships going across the pond to England for the war. After serving six years in the service, he returned to Green Bay where he lived with his wife and spent 30 years as a truck driver. Loren is proud of the time he served his country, you can always see him with his World War II veteran hat.
The team at Heartland wanted to do something special for Loren’s milestone birthday and asked the nation to send him a birthday card. After contacting their local news station, We Are Green Bay, the cards came pouring in.
Loren received over 1,300 birthday cards from all over the country, over 40 states and even Australia! The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association appointed Loren as an honorary member. The Freedom, WI VFW Post 7692 also made Loren a Life Member and presented him with a Member Card and a couple of plaques.
Happy Birthday Loren and thank you for your service!