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Veteran’s Spotlight: Harbor House

Oyster Bay Senior Campus Veteran's Day

For Veteran’s Day 2020, please help us honor the following men, our Harbor House heroes, for their service to our country.

Jerome Gordon

opens IMAGE file Our very own hero. Jerome Gordon was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. When Jerome was 21 years old, he decided to join the Army and serve our wonderful country. Jerome was in the service for 7 years. Throughout his time Jerome became a corporal in the United States Army. Jerome did his training in Fort Dix in NJ. He was then sent overseas for a few years. Once home Jerome went on to become an elementary school teacher, got marries and raised his family. He is very proud of his son who serves in the Navy. We want to thank you Jerome for your service and are so lucky to have you living with us here in Harbor House!





opens IMAGE file This resident, who now lives with us here in Harbor House was ready to go to war when he was just 21 years old. He grew up in Jamaica, Queens, but decided to enlist and join the Air Force. He says he was not nervous and was excited to enlist. He served 6 years in the Air Force. He got his basic training at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and then was sent to Japan while overseas. He says he felt a relief when he got back home after the war. He is proud to say his brother followed in his footsteps and also joined the Air Force. We are very proud of you and thank you for your service!

Peter Martens
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Peter grew up in New Jersey but spend his summers out on Long Island. Peter was drafted when he was 22 years old and served in the Army. Although, he was young he says he was not nervous to be sent to war and felt lucky to be there because he met his best friend Rodney. Peter became a sergeant in the Army. He was never deployed overseas and was stationed at Fort Dix and Fort Bragg. Peter was excited to let us know that Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world. After coming home, he was very fortunate to do all the things he loved. His was excited about his really wonderfully priced fiat that he bought once he returned home. Peter also enjoyed sailing on his sailboat, spending time with his family at his home in Sag Harbor and volunteering at the Riverhead library for quite some time. His passions were physics and science. Peter we are so lucky to have you living with us here in Harbor House. Thank you for sharing your story and thank you for your service.

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