St. Johnland Nursing Center honored 25 of its residents who are veterans of World War II and the Korean War at a special luncheon. This followed a short prayer service and formal dedication of the day. One of the residents, Ray McLoughlin, now 95, was in an Army engineering group on Tinian in the Mariana Islands that serviced the B-29 Superfortresses, including the Enola Gay. Another, Margaret Scully, served as a hostess for five years entertaining the servicemen at the USO-sponsored Music Box Canteen in Greenwich Village. St. Johnland’s staff is honored to recognize the valuable contributions of all the veterans, and displayed individual posters that listed their other life accomplishments.
Pictured is World War II Veteran and St. Johnland Resident, William Augello holding a picture of himself during WWII.