Kansas veteran tends to books as a way to give back to his country – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-11-25 12:21:29 –

Wichita, Kang (KSNW) – Bob Dehaven has been working hard for about two years in his current job, checking everything in his head and everything is right with the precision he used in another job nearly 45 years ago. It is said that it is confirmed that it is.

Most mornings when the West Douglas DAV Thrift Store opens, Bob tends to read books.

“We like the fact that we’re doing something good for veterans, and I’m really big about it,” he said.

DeHaven joined the Army in 1974, following in the footsteps of his brother.

“He was a serious, A-type personality and owned his first home by the age of 21. I didn’t like him, but I wanted to be like him.”

During basic training, De Haven helped handle soldiers returning from Vietnam.

“I was very happy that I was so young that I missed Vietnam. They all had dead faces in their eyes.”

He spent most of his time on supply services. He says he prepared for the most rewarding work. He eventually became a patient management specialist at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center on the outskirts of Denver.

“I had to make sure they had some equipment, or if they needed a nurse along the way, or whatever. I make sure it’s all there I had to do. If you ruin you in trouble, someone’s life could be in trouble. I put them in and put them in safely. “

DeHaven spent eight years in the Army looking directly at the history page.

“It was just rewarding. It was nice to know that I did my job and did it right.”

Now he says his job is to keep them all straight for those who support an important mission.

“I know the fact that we are supporting disabled veterans, and that I am contributing to it. It is rewarding.”

DeHaven says he was trained to become a patient management specialist in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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