At Oro Valley’s Splendido, the odds of running into a military veteran are pretty high.
Of the roughly 300 total residents at the retirement community, 107 are veterans. They come from all branches and their combat experience spans from World War II — 40 of the group from this war alone — to Desert Storm. That is, to say quite simply, a lot of diverse military leadership in one corner of the town.
And after more than 40 years in the Marine Corps, Charlie Carr still has some leading yet to do. Carr, a retired colonel who served from 1953 to 1994, is the chairman of the Splendido Veterans Committee, which organizes military-themed events at the community.