WWII Veteran: 336 Harbor Craft Company

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I graduated high school in 1942. Eight months later I joined the Army. First, in Engineers group and then I went to Michigan to join the Military Police group. I went oversees and arrived in Liverpool, England on June 5, 1944. I was in the service for almost 3 years.
I was married for 47 years and have 4 children. I worked in the Unites States Post Office for 30 plus years, I had a stroke in 2005 and was diagnosed with Aphasia. At first I couldn’t speak. My daughter gave me some music to listen to and then I was able to speak again. But my speech recovery was slow. The stroke left me with one working leg and arm which at first caused me to cry a lot. My daughter heard about The Adler Aphasia Center. I came for a tour and within 10 minutes I knew this was the place for me! I love helping to make jewelry in our store called Something Special. I’ve made some special friends which has taken me beyond just attending the center. We often socialize and plan outings on the weekends. I go to the movies with my “3 Amigos” who also have Aphasia. I now laugh a lot and enjoy life to the fullest!

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  1. Posted by Kate, at Reply

    Walt, thank you for sharing your story! It was so nice to meet you last week at Adler. I loved your sense of humor!