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The Colonel's Legacy


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 12:35pm

“I’m astonished,” Sarge said when we met outside the coffee shop back door. “All on their own they set up a schedule for bathroom cleaning, cooking dinner, doing dishes, shower times. They worked it out themselves,” he said, obviously proud of the formerly homeless veterans who’d moved in upstairs. “Come look at this.”

I trailed him up the narrow staircase to the attic dormitory. “Look how they keep it. Pristine.”

And it was. Beds made, pillows fluffed, not a thing out of place. Since I’d been up there last, Sarge had brought in a couch, two recliners and a 35-inch te...

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