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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Health Department Hospice honors local veteran

  • Health Department Hospice in Phillips County's professional mission is to serve those who served to protect our country. It is an honor and privilege to partner with the Veterans' Program to provide the best end-of-life care for our veterans.
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  • Health Department Hospice in Phillips County's professional mission is to serve those who served to protect our country. It is an honor and privilege to partner with the Veterans' Program to provide the best end-of-life care for our veterans. Giving honor and recognition to Lawrence P. Sellers who served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War. He was assigned to Unit 39 Squadron Special Forces stationed in Alaska. Veteran Sellers duties involved handling bombing equipment for the planes as well as maintaining motor vehicles. Sellers was in the Air Force when his father died at the age of 55. Therefore, his military career was shortened because he had to return home to run the farm and help care for the family. He was given an honorable discharge for hardship. Sellers had been a farmer from his youth to enlisting in the Air Force, he joyfully recalled, that he thought boot camp (basic training) was a cakewalk. He was familiar with long farming hours and hard work while the other servicemen complained how hard it was in boot camp. After three years in the Air Force, Sellers joined the reserves and served for five years. Sellers is married to his wife of 58 years, Sue and they have three children: Debby Reece, Lisa Young and Paul Jr. The Arkansas Department of Health Hospice presented Sellers, with his sister standing by his bedside, Mrs. Bettye Kerr, a certificate in recognition of his military service to the United States on Nov. 5, 2013.
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