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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...


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