Gentiva Hospice to celebrate Raymond Herring's World War II military service

Subject Line: World War II Veteran Celebration

Local Office Contact: Paul Garrison Gentiva Hospice Director of Veterans Awareness 913-541-0266 paul.garrison@gentiva.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gentiva Hospice to Celebrate the Military History of Raymond Herring on May 4, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 29, 2014 – Every day, more than 1,800 veterans die, representing a quarter of all deaths in America. There are a small number of veterans remaining who experienced World War II and that number is growing smaller daily. The opportunities to celebrate WWII veterans also grow smaller. Gentiva Hospice will host a WWII veteran celebration for Raymond Herring, who is now on hospice, is loved deeply by his family, and who is proud of the service he rendered. Herring served in the U.S. Army, 17th Airborne, 680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, where he was a part of General Patton’s famous rescue and reinforcement mission for the Battle of the Bulge. For service to his country, Mr. Herring received a Purple Heart due to wounds that continue to cause him pain. Herring’s family, along with Gentiva Hospice personnel, will celebrate his military service on May 4 at 1:30 p.m. at his son’s home, contact Paul Garrison, Gentiva Hospice, for details. In addition, the family plans to commemorate Herring’s 90th birthday, his 70th anniversary of marriage to his wife, Geneva, and his love of family.

About Gentiva Hospice of Kansas Gentiva Hospice of Kansas provides specialized care and support for veterans who have a terminal illness and their families as well as care for the needs of none veteran patients. Memory care, PTSD evaluation, understanding and planning, veteran’s benefits, veteran burial arrangements and Veteran 2 Veteran review. Contact: paul.garrison@gentiva.com.

About Gentiva Health Services Gentiva Health Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive home health and hospice services throughout the United States. Gentiva delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients through offerings that include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. For more information, visit www.gentiva.com.

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