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121 Goodlette Road North, Naples, FL 34102
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For Country and Community

By John Coleman

At the Neighborhood Health Clinic, we often admire the steps taken by one of our Naples’ retail stores. Displayed ever so proudly is its “Wall of Honor”. This collage of photographs is a poignant reminder of its local employees who have served, or who are serving, in the United States military. While the Neighborhood Health Clinic’s volunteers with armed services backgrounds would be reluctant to have their pictures hanging on the waiting room wall, they deserve to be recognized for their patriotism and sacrifices.

As the 4th of July approaches, an attempt to identify these NHC veterans has been made with limited success. Rather than abandon our efforts, the following volunteers are known to have served their country in the time of war and peace:

Newell R. Falkinburg, M.D. US Air Force 1972-1974
Paul Dillon US Air Force 1956-1960
Paul G. Mitchell M.D. US Army Medical Service Corp. 1964-1967
Russell P. Seneca M.D. US Army Medical Service Corp. 1973-1976
Danny Tyler US Navy, US Army Reserve 1971-1996
Gene McCree US Navy 1957-1966
Barry Zell US Army, Army Reserve, VI Army National Guard 1964-1971
William P. Lascheid, M.D. US Navy, US Marine Corps 1943-1952
Donald M Stitt US Army Artillery Officer Candidate School, NIKE Hercules Officer School and US Army Air Defense Command 1963 – 1966
Dr. Deborah Strand US Navy, LT-03 1992 – 1995
Keith Riley, DDS US Army 1966 – 1968
Robert Wagar, M.D. US Air Force 1970-1975
James Meyer US Army  
Joe Cardinal US Army 1964 – 1966
Carmine P. Errico M.D. US Army Reserves Medical Corp 1965-1971
Colin Edwards Her Majesties UK Armed Forces 1960’s

To these individuals and to the many more volunteers we have failed to identify, we thank you for all that you have done on behalf of your country and the sacrifices you and your families have made in doing so. On behalf of the past and present patients of NHC, thank you for continuing your selflessness and dedication as a volunteer for the well-being of the less fortunate members of our community.