This month we would like to introduce Residential Living Center resident, Stephen Henry.
Stephen George Henry was born May 5, 1948 to George and Madge Henry. Hank, as he likes to be called, was the second child of four boys and one girl. He was born in Garnett, Kansas, where his dad was jack of all trades.
Hank graduated from Garnett High School in 1966 and continued his education at Allen County Community College in Iola, Kansas. He then joined the United States Air Force and headed to basic training in San Antonio, Texas. Hank moved to Denver for tech school, and his first official assignment was in Las Vegas. In 1971, Hank went to the Nakhon Phanom base in Thailand to serve in the Vietnam War. His next stop was in Florida, where he was assigned to order and receive computers, and track materials in outer space.
Hank was ready to be discharged, but after a lot of thought he decided to reenlist and go into medical supply to become a medic. When he finished his training, he was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. In 1973, Hank was at Whiteman Air Force Base, where he met an Air Force nurse. The couple married before being sent to Germany for four years. They had two sons, Stephen and Donnie.
Hank retired from the Air Force after serving his country for 20 years, two months, and 11 days.
After retirement, Hank kept busy with various jobs including a civil service career. When he received a call from his brother in Garnett that their mother needed help, he got a job as the operator of the water/power plant and moved to Garnett to help care for her.
Hank enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling, and camping.
We would like to thank him for his many years of service, and we are so glad that he now calls Residential Living Center his home.