WWII Vet, 90, Kicked Out Of Housing Community – American Military News

WWII Vet, 90, Kicked Out Of Housing Community

The housing authority of Newington, CT is proceeding with the evection of 90 year old, WWII vet Andy Nowicki for violating the community’s smoking policy.

The authority allows smoking outside and away from windows, but Nowicki has extreme trouble moving due to war injuries and his advanced age. On top of that, his wife of the same age has advances Alzheimer’s.

“I’m appalled and disgusted that someone would do this to another human being,” said their daughter, Janet. “She (her mother) thinks she’s going to jail. If they’re supposed to serve somebody it’s supposed to be me.”

A hearing is set for the Purple Heart recipient on Sept. 17th.

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Eviction proceedings are continuing against a disabled World War II veteran because of his cigarette smoking, the Newington, Conn., housing authority said.
The housing authority seeks to evict Andy Nowicki, 90, for continuing to violate a policy against smoking in the breezeway of his apartment in the state Veterans Home. The rule requires smokers to be outdoors and at least 10 feet from windows.

Nowicki can barely walk because of war wounds and old age, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Thursday, adding new eviction papers were served on his wife Leona, 90, who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

“I’m appalled and disgusted that someone would do this to another human being,” said their daughter, Janet. “She (her mother) thinks she’s going to jail. If they’re supposed to serve somebody it’s supposed to be me.”

Janet Nowicki said she sought an exemption to the smoking policy for her father, a Purple Heart medal recipient, but the housing authority, at a meeting Wednesday, continued to rule out an exception.

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