Perry Piecemakers present Quilt of Valor to Everett Van Pelt

COURTESY OF THE PERRY PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD
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Everett Van Pelt poses for a photo with family members after receiving a Quilt of Valor from the Perry Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

The Perry Piecemakers Quilt Guild recently presented a Quilt of Valor to 91-year-old Everett Van Pelt of Perry.

His wife Ilene, three daughters and grandson were present along with Grace Garrett- Mulder, his great-granddaughter, who nominated him. Everett served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954 during the time of the Korean War. He was a machinist mate 1st class on a battleship.

"It is our great honor to thank him for his service and to let him know a grateful nation welcomes him home," the quilt guild said.