Former services rep thanks community for support during illness

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First of all, Mildred and I would like to thank all the veterans and survivors who came to our office and allowed us to assist them with their claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs. As many are already aware, we are no longer at the Fort Knox Veteran Service Office after we have retired in January of this year.

Apparently our retirement was timely, due to some health concerns on my part.

On the night of Feb. 27, I began having chest pains. At approximately 3:30 a.m., I finally ended up having Mildred call an ambulance that took me to Hardin Memorial Hospital where the doctor ordered an ambulance to transport me to Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Once there the decision was made that I would undergo surgery.

On March 2 I underwent quadruple open heart by-pass surgery. Fortunately all went well and I returned home on March 7 where I have been recuperating and maintaining a low profile since that date.

Mildred and I would like to thank all who sent cards, called, sent text messages of encouragement helped sit with me while she ran errands, took us to doctors’ appointments in Louisville and Elizabethtown and prayed for my recovery. A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and health care providers that provided world class health care to help me get back on my feet again.

You never know how kind and generous people are with their time, good wishes and words of encouragement until you really need them.

We will never forget the kindness of this wonderful community, again thank you so very much.

Clint Meshew