30 Jan '16, 12am

WWII vet, denied in bid to move in with wife for his final days, dies after brief reunion:

WWII vet, denied in bid to move in with wife for his final days, dies after brief reunion:

Elmer Melchi smiles as he sits in the Pueblo County Commissioners Chambers in Pueblo, Colo., in 2012, as his wife, June, sits next to him after commissioners proclaimed it "Elmer Melchi Day." Melchi, a World War II paratrooper dying of cancer, may be able to spend his last days with his wife in a Colorado nursing home thanks to an anonymous donor. John Jaques/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP Related VA allowing dying paratrooper to spend last days with wife PUEBLO, Colo. — A World War II paratrooper from Colorado who was initially denied permission to move into the same nursing home as his wife has passed away after a brief reunion. Elmer Melchi, who had cancer, died in a hospice care center in Pueblo on Thursday, a week after June Melchi, who has dementia, was brought to visit him there. He was 92. After Elmer Melchi's health worsened on New Year's Eve, the Veterans Administra...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/wwii-vet-denied-in-bid-to-...

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