June 4, 2023

A 102-year-old World War II veteran received a free renovation to make the bathroom in his Stevens home safer on Tuesday.

Walter Puff served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, from September 1942 to December 1945. His responsibilities included loading 500-pound bombs onto aircraft. He was station in the U.S., India, and the Island of Tinian in the Pacific Campaign.

His fiberglass tub was replaced with a walk-in shower courtesy of West Shore Home, whose West Shore for Warriors initiative serves U.S. veterans, active military members and their families. West Shore Home is a national company, with corporate offices in Mechanicsburg.

Puff’s bathroom renovation also included the addition of a teak shower seat, a six-way magnetic handheld shower head wand and grab bars for safety.

“He is part of the Greatest Generation, and this is the least we can do to thank him for what he has done for our country,” B.J. Werzyn, West Shore Home president and CEO, said in a news release.

For more information about West Shore Home or its West Shore for Warriors initiative, visit westshorehome.com.