We Honor Veterans

[WCCO-TV, November 12, 2018] There are many stories of how veterans help our country, but this is a story about one veteran helping another.

Ninety-three-year-old Vic Ide was having serious health problems last winter. His family thinks a chance meeting with another Navy veteran may have saved his life.

“I saw the world and the ship was like a mother. It took care of you,” Joe Keilen said. For Joe, the ship was the USS Shangri-La, and it took care of him from 1958-1962. It did the same for Vic Ide from 1945-1947.

But despite similar life experiences, Vic and Joe didn’t know each other until about nine months ago. They were brought together by Allina Health Hospice's We Honor Veterans program.

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Featured on Home PageHome HealthHospiceTV NewsWCCO

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