Concentra Honors Veterans

By Michael Galvan | 11/11/2015
Veterans Day is an annual date of honor and remembrance of the men and women of the armed forces who have proudly served our nation to keep America safe and protect our freedoms. At Concentra, we recognize and honor the sacrifices of our military personnel, both at home and abroad with what is now known as the Concentra “Wall of Honor.” 

In an effort to never forget those who served our country, we’ve filled a wall at our corporate office with pictures of Concentra spouses, relatives, and children who are a part of the armed forces, submitted by employees. 

Below are a few of the brave veterans that grace our wall at Concentra.


Al Dumas  

Al Dumas
(Treasury Associate - Addison, TX)
U.S. Air Force - Lackland AFB - January, 1965
Parachute Rigger - 136th Air Refueling Group
Texas Air National Guard - July 1963-1969
Picture was taken upon my completion of Air Force Basic Training (Boot Camp) at Lackland Air Force Base in early January of 1965. 

Served as a Parachute Rigger with the 136th Air Refueling Group, Texas Air National Guard, from July of 1963 - July of 1969

 

Sergeant Wayne Albert Van Guilder
U.S. Army - 198th Light Infantry Division - Vietnam
Fort Hood, TX - 1969 
Uncle of Ward Van Guilder
(Regional Therapy Director - Nevada)

Ward: The picture was taken at Fort Hood, TX in 1969 after my uncle was injured and returned to the states. Throughout his life Wayne has always shown me that in spite of having two prosthetic legs he has never allowed himself to be disabled. 

 

 

Lieutenant Rita Demler
U.S. Navy - WWII - Nurse
Great Aunt of Alicia Gastgaber
(AIS - National Nurse Review - Iselin, NJ)

Alicia: My Aunt Rita was interred in Arlington Cemetery this past May with an officer burial. She was one of my inspirations for becoming a nurse. Two of her sons died in the Vietnam War.

   

Corporal Derrick Murphy
U.S. Marine Corps
Served with 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Division
7th Marine Regiment, 1st Division and Field Skills Training School 

Derrick: At the time of the photo, I was an 18-year-old Marine that just completed my specialty training in the Mojave Desert in southern California. I would soon be deployed for a year in far East Asia.



These men and women are near and dear to our hearts here at Concentra. Many of them are our colleagues and relatives. We want to wish all military personal a happy Veterans Day and thank them once again for their service.