NORWAY — Maine Veterans’ Home has announced former U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John F. Anguish as Veteran of the Month.

Anguish was born Feb. 3, 1936, and raised in Syracuse, N. Y.

He graduated from Fabius High School in New York at the age of 17 and then enlisted in the Air Force in October 1953. He attended Nazarene Bible College and graduated with an associate degree in Biblical studies. He also attended Mohawk Valley Community College and graduated with an associate in applied science degree.

Anguish was stationed throughout the U.S. and completed basic training in upstate New York before going to Mississippi for electronic technician training. He then went to Louisiana for a year, to Limestone for four years, to Rome, N.Y., and to North Dakota.

Anguish worked on B-52 bombers and the Tactical Air Commands, fighter planes.

While in the service, he married.

He earned the rank master sergeant and earned the Good Conduct Medal with bronze loops, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service award with one Bronze Oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Reserve Medal.

He was honorably discharged Nov. 30, 1973, after 20 years of service. He became a minister for the Nazarene Church after the service.

Anguish likes classical music, loved to be outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Anguish came to the Maine Veterans’ Home in June 2015 and resides on the Residential Care Unit.


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