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American Legion thanks veterans at Hamlet nursing homes

Jeff Joyner and Wayne Johnson present Sammy Lampley with with a flag and certificate of appreciation on behalf of the American Legion for his service in the military during a ceremony at Hamlet House on Monday. The American Legion made a Veterans Day presentation at Richmond Pines Health Care and Rehabilitation.
William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

HAMLET — Veterans who are residents of two local nursing homes were recognized by one of Richmond County’s veterans organizations Monday afternoon.

Members of Rockingham’s American Legion Post 147 visited Richmond Pines Health Care and Rehabilitation Center and Hamlet House and presented each resident veteran with a certificate of appreciation and a small American flag.

Post Commander Wayne Johnson read each certificate aloud as the veterans were thanked for their service.

The vets were also given small bags of candy and offered New Testament Bibles.

The following veterans were recognized from each home:

Richmond Pines

Leonard Little – U.S. Army

James Braddock – U.S. Army

Wilson Snipes – U.S. Marine Corps

Tommy Taylor – U.S. Navy

Benjamin Norton – U.S. Army

James Perkins – U.S. Army

Willie Wall – U.S. Army

Johnny McNair – U.S. Army

Walter Dougherty – U.S. Army

Eugene Townsend – U.S. Air Force

William Lane – U.S. Navy

John Thomas – U.S. Air Force

James Marcus White – U.S. Army

Luther Guy – U.S. Army

Hamlet House

William Smith

Clayton Smith

David Patrick – U.S. Army

Joseph Gardner – U.S. Army

Vance Bradley – U.S. Coast Guard

Roy Duffy *

Jarvis McManus – U.S. Army

Adam Roscoe – U.S. Navy

Charles Carter – U.S. Air Force

Jake Hayes *

Theo Scott – U.S. Army

Larry Spencer – U.S. Army

Sammy Lampley *

Two employees of Richmond Pines were also recognized: Toni Grimsley, U.S. Army and Randy Kropp*.

The American Legion also held a flag retirement ceremony later Monday afternoon.

(*branch was not specified)