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WWII Veteran Happy With New Shower

Sometimes it seems like we get worked up and bent out of shape over just about everything. Then along comes a story like the one we did today about a WWII Veteran that puts it all in perspective.

 

Sometimes it seems like we get worked up and bent out of shape over just about everything. Then along comes a story like the one we did today about a WWII Veteran that puts it all in perspective.

James Sutton of Greenville served in the U.S. Army, 1317th Eng. Gen. Service Regiment during 1942-1946 in France and Germany following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He and his wife are both disabled. James is a double amputee. His wife has Alzheimer's. Their daughter and her family are primary caretakers.

The group "Rebuilding Together Pitt County" used a Sears holding "Heroes at Home" grant to help build a new wheelchair accessible bedroom, bathroom and laundry room addition to the Sutton home.

Sutton told us the favorite part of all of the renovations is the shower. "Oh yeah, it's nice to have that. What I like so much about it is that it has a big shower. I couldn't take a shower in the other part and this one I can take a shower when I get ready."

Here you have a man who fought for his country, has no legs, has a wife with Alzheimer's disease and is able to look beyond all of that and find joy in the simplest of things...a new shower.

We could all probably learn a thing or two from this American hero!!

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