Eugene served in the Air Force and the Navy. Each time we welcome veterans to ABODE, Retired Air Force Colonel Hal Smarkola makes it his mission to help us make them feel right at home. “I don’t even know you, but I love you so much for what you did for our country,” Hal said. “We are a small band of brothers – military people. So many people here thank you.” Eugene, 82, was under the care of Journeys Hospice.