Building meaningful and personal relationships is at the core of what we do at Heartland Pharmacy—not just our relationships with our clients, but with our beloved residents. Our residents are the sole purpose behind Heartland’s unwavering and reliable mission to provide reliable and family-focused care.
Recently, we had the good fortune to chat with one of those valued residents, Allen Beatty. Allen has been a resident of Accolade Living Center in Pueblo, Colorado, for the past eight years.
Almost a Century Ago
Although Allen has spent most of his adult life in Pueblo, he was born and raised in Nebraska—almost 91 years ago!
Allen attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, with a focus on pre-med courses. As we’re all too familiar, sometimes life throws a curveball. His future plans took an unexpected turn when he was drafted to serve in World War II.
Becoming an Army Man
As the son and grandson of U.S. Army veterans, the next step for Allen was almost inevitable: he joined the United States Army. During this adventure, he became part of the 82nd Airborne Division, an active airborne infantry division of the Army based at Fort Bragg, in North Carolina.
Allen spent his career protecting national interests in the U.S. Somewhere along the way, his example of bravery and selflessness rubbed off on his two sons.
Like Father, Like Son
Just as Allen followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Allen’s sons also discovered they were destined for a life of service. They joined the ROTC and military service programs as young adults. Eventually, they became officers in the U.S. Army, dedicating their lives to their country in the same way as the men who came before them.
Along with their career choices, Allen and his sons have always shared a love of cars and planes. No surprise there!
Allen describes himself as a serviceman, through and through. We’ve found that description to ring true in various parts of his life. He and a Heartland billing specialist in Idaho Falls have a special pen-pal relationship: the two have exchanged holiday cards and notes in the mail.
We take pride in highlighting those who make it a priority to spread a little joy. After all, that’s what Heartland is all about.