By Myles Barker
Truitt Dixon spent two years fighting against the Japanese during World War II, then 30 years as a farm laborer and school bus driver.
Time took its toll on the 92-year-old Chowchilla man. “I was getting old,” Dixon said. “I was living by myself and had to do my own cooking.”
Now that Dixon lives in a Fresno veterans home, he never has to cook another meal. “It’s a very nice place and I like the food very well, too,” Dixon said, noting on a recent day, “they had some mighty good soup.”
Dixon is one of the first of what will be 300 veterans living at the new $158 million facility, formally called Veterans Home of California, Fresno. The home was funded by a combination of federal and state funds, said Julie Cusator, the home’s public information officer...