Regency Grande War Vet: Kenneth Williams, An American Hero!

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Today, I’d like to highlight one of our beloved residents at Regency Grande, Kenneth R. Williams!

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Kenneth had a distinguished military career in defense of our country.

Some highlights:

  • August 17, 1942 – enlisted in the Navy in NYC
  • Sept.  19, 1942 – Finished boot camp in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Oct 1, 1942 – Attended Hospital Corpsman School, Portsmouth, VA
  • Oct 17, 1944 – departed Seattle Wa. for Pearl Harbor with USS Hull DD350
  • Oct. 23, 1944 – Arrived at Pearl Harbor, USS Gregory operated with an aircraft carrier for 3 months.
  • Feb 1, 1945 – while cruising aboard his military ship (EM-2 Peterson G.V.), Kenneth fell overboard as the ship was making 25 knots! He was recovered, of course.
  • Was at Iwo Jima in March of 1945 and was credited with shooting down 1 aircraft, 3 guns, 1 tank, 2 vehicles and 2 drifting/floating mines.

Kenneth is a member of:

  • Iwo Jima Survivors Association INC.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars – Life Member, Boontown Post 242
  • American Legion
  • Kamikaze Survivors Association
  • National Navy Memorial – Plank Owner – Washington D.C.
  • Tribute to a Generation Organization – Charter Member
  • National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)
  • Tin Can Sailors of New Jersey.

Today, Kenneth calls Regency Grande Post-Acute Rehabilitation and Nursing Center his home and we are forever blessed to have him as one of our family.

God bless you Kenneth!

You are a true American Patriot and a true American Hero.

We salute you!

 

About Judah Gutwein, L.N.H.A.

As a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, with additional years of experience as an Admissions and Marketing Director, I am intimately familiar with the challenges of building and maintaining a vibrant census in nursing and rehab facilities. Regency Nursing Centers has a well deserved reputation for excellence in healthcare and I'm extremely proud of our achievements! Thanks for reading our Regency Blog!
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