Robins Air Force Base honors WWII, Korean War military vets in hospice care

UNADILLA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Imagine being honored for your military service nearly 70 years later.

That’s what happened Friday to four men living in a Middle Georgia hospice care home.
 
Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) honored 96-year-old Luther Cribb, Jr., 74-year-old Dean Godfrey, 90-year-old Ford Durham, and 89-year-old Raymond Bryant during a special pinning ceremony at Leisure Life Assisted Living Care home.

The veterans served in the Army, Marines, and Air Force during World War II and the Korean war.

“They always said to us ‘we do not get honored until our funerals and we wanted to be honored before our funerals’ and with them being on hospice, we made it happen,” says Homestead Hospice Administrator, Shay Campbell.

Luther Cribb, Jr. died Saturday, one day after our interview and the pinning ceremony. His funeral arrangements are pending.

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