Woodward Auxiliary Unit 211 hosts Quilt of Valor program

Submitted to The Chief
Front row, from left, Larry Olsen, Arnold Slaughter, Bob Farr, George Devine and Gene Volz. Back row, Buster Frantum, Howard Schutt, Darrold Bice, Gerald Nathlich and Fill Foddy. Not pictured, Lawrence Bice. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO THE PERRY CHIEF

The Auxiliary Unit 211 hosted a Quilt of Valor program on May 27 following a Memorial Day dinner for all member veterans, their spouses and families that was held at the Woodward American Legion Post 211.

Ann Rehbein, a Quilt of Valor Foundation representative, presented quilts to the following veterans:

Darrold Bice - U.S. Army - Oct. 1, 1952 to Sept. 30, 1954

Lawrence Bice - U.S. Army - Feb. 3, 1954 to Jan. 14, 1956

George Edward Devine - U.S. Navy - May 1943 to June 1963

Bob Farr - U.S. Navy - Nov. 1, 1943 to Dec. 24, 1945

Harold (Bill) Foddy - U.S. Army - July 13, 1945 to Dec. 30, 1946; U.S. Air Force - Nov. 4, 1948 to Nov. 3, 1952

Gerald Nathlich - U.S. Army - June 10, 1953 to May 6, 1955

Howard Schutt - U.S. Army - Dec. 1, 1954 to March 15, 1955

Arnold Slaughter - U.S. Army - 1952 to 1954

Gene Volz - U.S. Army - January 1945 to November 1946

Charles (Buster) Frantum - U.S. Marines - March 1960 to September 1962

Larry Dean Olsen - U.S. Army - July 1963 to March 13, 1971

Quilts of Valor was started in 2003 ya Blue Star Mom whose son was deployed to Iraq. Upon his return, she presented him with a quilt she had made specifically for him. Seeing his response to the gift she decided it would be wonderful if every returning soldier could have such a quilt. Thus, Quilts of Valor was born and soon any veteran who had honorable served was eligible to receive a quilt. As of today, over 200,000 Quilts of Valor have been awarded. It it one of the premier projects of the American Legion Auxiliary and other volunteers, including men, across the nation. A Quilt of Valor says “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation.”