Veteran Marks His 100th Year With a Visit to Syracuse VA Medical Center - Syracuse VA Medical Center
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Veteran Marks His 100th Year With a Visit to Syracuse VA Medical Center

May 20, 2015

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Syracuse, NY- Warren Wilcox was born on April 15, 1915 and he’s seen and done a lot in his 100 years.  He has worked in a Feed Mill/Post Office, yes…it was both a Feed Mill and a Post Office, worked cutting wood and spent most of his life on the farm.  But, it was his service to our country in 1942, in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, that made him forever part of the family here at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.

             Mr. Wilcox, of Shedds, NY, has been getting his medical care at the Syracuse VA for, he says… “as long as I can remember.”   He makes the trip from Shedds, just outside of the Village of DeRuyter in Madison County, by DAV Van.  On a recent visit to the Medical Center, a team from the DAV and the staff of the Medical Center met him to help him mark his first visit after reaching the 100 year mark.

             Warren said that he enjoys coming to the Medical Center and he is appreciative of the care he gets from the staff of Team Red.  “They take very good care of me…very good care,” he said.

             His Niece, Rebecca Wood said that Warren loved to plant vegetables and flowers gardens all his life and, while he isn’t able to do as much as he once did, he still enjoys showing young people how to grow things.

            During his visit, Warren said he was having “a real good day”.   Rebecca thinks that may be due in part to the fact that he just learned that morning that his Great Grand Niece was about to receive recognition from the National Honor Society at her school.  “He’s really proud of her”, she said.

             And, all of us here at the Syracuse VA are proud of Mr. Warren Wilcox and are honored to be entrusted with his care.