Bronson residents Comer Baldree and Robert Purinton were recently recognized for their military service by Haven Hospice Veteran Volunteers. Baldree served for 14 years in the United States (U.S.) Navy as a Chief Boatswain’s mate. During his career Baldree served in Korea, spent time on several ships and discharged from the U.S. Navy with a perfect conduct record. Purinton served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Purinton served in the South Pacific, specifically Tarawa, Tinian, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Japan. Each veteran received a red, white and blue blanket created by volunteers from the Ellzey United Methodist Church in Otter Creek. The Haven Hospice Pinning Ceremony for veteran patients also includes a veteran pin, a thank you card signed by the staff and a certificate of appreciation from Haven Hospice which are all presented by volunteer veterans. The presentation ends with a salute to honor the veteran’s service.