One day before the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Morning Pointe of Lexington-East (KY) hosted a celebration of service and life for 96-year-old Dr. Marvin Mills, World War II veteran and resident at the senior living and memory care community, who was presented with five war medals in the presence of local and state dignitaries, family and friends.
Originally from Turkey Knob, WV, Mills enlisted in the Army and served as a military policeman and was assigned to tours in North Africa, Italy, Germany and France. During his service, he escorted captured German soldiers to prisoner of war camps, and stood in as a police officer for the decimated French forces until their police force could be restored.
Today, he and his wife, Eunice, reside at Morning Pointe, where they have lived for more than three years.
Special thanks to Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Lexington Council member Susan Lamb, the University of Kentucky ROTC, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity of West Virginia State University, and the Lexington community for recognizing Dr. Mills’ bravery, dedication and commitment to our nation.
Photo: Morning Pointe of Lexington-East residents Eunice Mills and Dr. Marvin Mills, WWII veteran, (front) celebrated Dr. Mills’ medal ceremony with the University of Kentucky ROTC (back) at the senior living and memory care community.
Photo: (left to right) Eunice Mills, Todd Mills, son, and Dr. Marvin Mills celebrated celebrated Dr. Mills’ medal ceremony at Morning Pointe of Lexington-East.
Photo: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity of West Virginia State University (back) and Morning Pointe of Lexington-East residents Eunice Mills and Dr. Marvin Mills, WWII veteran, celebrated Dr. Mills’ medal pinning ceremony at the senior living and memory care community.
Photo: Secretary of State Allison Alison Lundergan Grimes and Lexington Council member Susan Lamb present new war medals to Dr. Marvin Mills, WWII veteran and resident at Morning Pointe of Lexington-East.