George Harry is one of University Village’s newer residents. George moved here in March from St. Petersburg, Florida. He has spent a lifetime serving others in many ways.
George was born in Princeton, West Virginia. He went through school, graduated, and married his high school sweetheart, Louise. They were married just short of 65 years. George and Louise had 3 children together.
George was drafted into the military during the Korean War. There, he served as a combat medic. He spent 5 months on the Main Line of Resistance and received a Bronze Star with V for Valor. He also served as a medic on an island off of Japan providing medical care for POWs.
George later graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Theology and went on to graduate from a 2 year course at the Salvation Army College. He then spent the rest of his working years as a commissioned officer and retired as a Major.
Over his years of service he worked in many different cities beginning with Tulsa and ending up in Florida. George was the administrator in Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers where they provide spiritual support, counseling, and work therapy. George was also fully ordained and able to perform marriages and funerals. Even after retiring, George continued to be part of the staff offering his services as a chaplain and counselor. When George speaks of his time helping people suffering with addictions, you can see that it was of great importance to him and he dedicated his life to it.
In George’s time away from work, he enjoys going to church and fishing. He is very happy here at University Village. He states that the people are friendly, the staff is “top-notch,” and the food is wonderful!