This month we are honored to recognize another Veterans Home resident who proudly served our country in the United States Armed Forces. In 1986, Bill Skiles, a native St. Louisan, joined the Army Reserves and took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Going active duty in 1989, Bill transferred to Fort Polk, Louisiana as a mechanic with the Corps of Engineers.
In September 1954, Robert (Bob) Morovitz, a native of Baden, Missouri, enlisted in the U.S. Army and received his basic training at Camp Chafee, Arkansas. Technical School at Fort Sam Houston, Texas prepared Bob for duties as Medical/Hospital Corpsman at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Robert’s unit was later deployed to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin to provide medical services for National Guardsmen participating in summer exercises.
curtis washington, sr.
In the fall of 1949 Curtis E. Washington, a native St. Louisan, enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. In 1953, Private Washington went active duty and was immediately transfered to South Korea where he joined an Infantry Motor Pool unit as a driver and machine operator.