PARIS — Rodney H. McAllister is the Veteran of the Month at the Maine Veterans Home.
McAllister was born in Lovell and grew up in Lovell, Fryeburg and Bethel.
He joined the Army on Feb. 20, 1951, and was stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., during the Korean War. During that time he worked in the 540th Field Artillery. He was trained to fight on foot.
McAllister achieved the rank PFC. In 1953 he was discharged. He married Lelia Swan on Aug. 31, 1957, the love of his life.
He enjoys carpentry and whittling, carving small pieces of wood. Rodney built his own home in Bethel.
McAllister enjoyed vacation trips to Nova Scotia, loves to read Beetle Bailey comics, ballroom dancing, music, children and animals. He has a good sense of humor.
Rodney came to the Maine Veterans' Home in December 2009.