World War II Hero

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FORT MYERS, FL. (May 19, 2016) –In April, Dr. Henry Venable, anesthesiologist for the Snead Eye Group’s Fort Myers Surgery Center, accompanied local resident Joseph Silvia a 92-year-old World War II veteran on Collier County Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Mr. Silvia served in the Air Force stationed in India during the war.

Dr. Venable is also a veteran. This was his second trip with the Collier County Honor Flight, which escorted 65 veterans from WWII and the Korean War to the Capitol for the day. Dr. Venable served as a helicopter pilot from 1973 to 1976. Then, as a doctor in the Army Reserve, he was active duty during Operation Desert Storm for eight months.

“It gives me great pride to have a member of our team volunteering with such an amazing organization, which helps salute our treasured veterans on their final mission to the heart of our nation,” said Dr. John W. Snead, M.D., F.A.C.S., founder and medical director of Snead Eye Group.

Snead Eye Group is one of the largest ophthalmology practices in Southwest Florida with more than 30 experienced staff members, three ophthalmologists and one optometrist. Snead Eye Group provides eye care services for a lifetime, from fitting children with their first pair of glasses to curing cataracts. The latest eye care technology and treatment options are available from Snead Eye Group with locations in Fort Myers and Naples. For more information, please call 239-936-8686 or visit


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