ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)—It’s being described as one of the largest health and economic initiatives in the
western wiregrass in several years.

Last Friday, WDHN brought you to the “groundbreaking ceremony” for the state’s fifth
Veteran Nursing home being built in Enterprise.

Once complete in 2024, it will offer 175 beds and employ more than 200 full-time health care and support workers.

Enterprise resident, Mike Sutterfield, retired as Command Sergeant” with 28-and-a-half years of service with the U.S. Army.

He currently works for an Enterprise-based defense contractor. Sutterfield says he along with thousands of military retirees has settled in the wiregrass for its patriotism and support of those who served in uniform.

The nursing home will be named after the late command Sgt. Major Bennie G. Adkins received the “Medal of Honor” for his heroism in “saving” the lives of fellow soldiers in Vietnam in 1966.