Former Weldon fire chief grateful for his care and for firefighters

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WELDON — Bob Milton is the former Fire Chief for Weldon Community Fire Protection District.  He has been a loyal supporter of the Fire Protection District for almost 65 years, serving in a variety of roles.  

In January, Bob was hospitalized for several days.  During this time his physician recommended he look at a skilled nursing facility for a short-term stay, while he recovered.  

Bob decided to admit to Manor Court’s “Bounce Back” program at Liberty Village, in Clinton.  It tuned out well for Bob, who reports he has had a great experience at Liberty Village. He said  he was especially grateful for Emily, one of his therapists, Marilyn, one of his nurses, and Shelby, one of his nursing aides.  

During his stay, Bob had a medical emergency that the nursing staff at Liberty Village was able to manage and get the needed assistance for him quickly.  

“I wouldn’t still be around if I’d been at home when that happened,” Bob said.

Bob began volunteering as a Weldon firefighter in 1952 and was promoted to Fire Chief in the 1960s.  In the 1980s, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees and eventually was made the President of the Board.  Today, he continues to serve on the Board of Trustees.

During his stay at Liberty Village, the highlight for him was when several members of the Weldon Community Fire Protection District came to visit him.  

“It really touched my heart that they cared enough” (to come visit),  Bob said.  “I don’t know if they know how much it meant to me for them to come see me.”  

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