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Thursday, May 9, 2019 Laval}, 1710108 and text by Rena King Quilts of Valor began in 2003 by Catherine Roberts. whose son was deployed to lraq. Since that time, over 216,560 Quilts of Valor have been awarded. The mission of Quilts of Valor is to honor service members and veterans with comforting and healing quilts. We honor you for leaving all you held dear to serve, whether in time of crisis or in time of peace. These Quilts of Valor unequivocally say “Thank you for your SERVICE, SACRIFICE, and VALOR in serving our nation.” The quilts were made by the Peat- rmakers small quilt group, sponsored by the Cumming;r American Legion and Auxiliary, andpresented them on Sunday, April 28th. Recipients of quilts are listed below. Howie Elliott: En 8 Howard Elliot served in the United States Navy, enlisting in November of 1958, and served until December, 1962. Howie’s Basic training was at Great Lakes, Illinois. He attended Engineman School at Great Lakes, ILL. Howie’s 1st assignment was on board the USS ARNAB, AKA 56. Norfolk, VA, resupply Naval Base McMurdo Sound, Antartica, South Pole 2 tours of duty. He was transferred to the USS Shadwell LSD-15 tour of duty to the Mediterranean. Returned to states, was involved in Blockade on Cuba 1962, extending his enlistment to complete the blockade. Howie joined the American Legion in 1987. Gerald Hungerford: SP/5 Jerry Hungerford served in the United States Army 1970-1973. Jerry served in Vietnam, QuangTri, 5lst Infantry attached to the 101st Airborne. He was assigned to Hanau, Germany on Guard Duty at the Berlin Wall. 19th Maintenance Company. Paul King: E 4 Paul King Served in the United States Army. Paul was drafted to serve May 26, 1965 through March 21, 1967. Basic training was Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri. After basic he was stationed at Ft. Lee, Virginia for 8 weeks of training in Quarter Master School. After that he was transferred to Ft. Richardson, Alaska. He spent time in supply and other jobs and returned home in March of 1967 . Paul has been a member of the Cumming American Legion Post 562 for 50 years. , Jack Patton: S/Sgt Jack Patten Served in the United States Air Force 1954- 1960. Jack was 17, and his mom had to go before a Judge to get permission for him to enter the Armed Services. His basic training was at San Antonio, Texas. He transferred to Rantoll Air Force base for aircraft electrical training, and then on to Laon, France for 3 years, with TDY in N. Africa. He was then transferred to Davis Monthan AF Base, AZ, with TDY in Guam, visiting Wake Island and Hawaii. Jack has been a member of the American Legion post #562 for 48 years. Frank Sinclair: SP 4 Frank Sinclair served in the United States Army 2 years, entering in 1969. Basic training was Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Frank was transferred to Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, to learn to drive heavy duty 2.5 5 ton trucks. He was then sent to Viet Nam, where he spent 1 1 months with the 173rd Airborne N/Warren Town and County News of Valor Presentation SundayjApril 28th Page Nine support battalion. Frank was award a Bronze Star. Tom Stephenson: Airman 1st Class Tom Stephenson entered the United States Air Force in .\p1'il, 1963. Tom Went to Basic Training at Lackland AFB. San Antonio, Texas. Tom's schooling was to learn to drive Gas Tankers, fuels and re-fueling planes. In April 1965, Tom was sent to Royal AFB, Alconbury, Huntingdon. England. from there he went to a TDY in Spain, then back to England. Tom was discharged in May, 1967 Daryl Taylor: E-5 Petty Officer Daryl Taylor enlisted in the United States N my in 1959. He attended boot camp and C-School (Fire Control Technician School) at Great Lakes Training Center, Illinois. He was assigned to the USS Lowry DD- 770 Destroyer based in Norfolk, VA. The Lowry’s primary mission was to escort and protect the USS Essex and USS Saratoga two of the Navy’s most formidable aircraft carriers. (The USS Lowry played a pivotal role in the invasion of Iwo J ima and Okinawa during WW II). In 1960 Daryl served a 6 month tour of the Mediterranean, visiting 7 countries. In 1961 he was assigned to the Philadelphia Naval Base and Shipyard for commissioning of the USS Dahlgren DLG-l, he was then assigned to JD Blackwood DE-218, a Naval Reserve Training Ship.Jn 1962 his ship was activated in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis and patrolled the straits between Cuba and Florida in search fo Russian freighters. In 1962 Daryl received an Honorable Discharge along with a Good Conduct Medal. Scott Thomsen: MIVI-B Scott Thomsen served in the United States Navy 1978- 1982. Boot Camp at San Diego, CA, and the Steam Propulsion Engineering school at Great Lakes, Illinois. He served on the USS Midway CV-41, stationed for the Iron Horse Crisis, earning the Navy Expeditionary Medal. Leaving the Philippines, they collided with a super tanker which ripped a hole in the forward LOXS plant killing 2 shipmates. The ship also rescued a helicopter that was down in the water outside of Singapore. Scott was then transferred to the USS Bainbridge CGN 25, a nuclear guided Missile Cruiser, stopping at Pearl Harbor where he was stationed until he was Honorably Discharged. Rex Wolfe: SP-4 Rex Wolfe served in the United States Army 2 years, 3 mos, , and 16 days. Basic Training was at Ft. Leonardwood, MO. Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Polk, LA. He served at Ft. Benning and was assigned as a DOOR GUNNER at Soc Trang, Viet Nam. Rex was wounded on February 15th, 1968. Two days later his airship was shot down and all on board perished, including the poor soul who had replaced him. Rex received the Purple Heart and AIR Medal. Dean Yordi: FTG6 Dean Yordi served in the United States Navy from January 1964-December 1967 . Basic training was at San Diego, CA. Dean attend A school (Fire Control Electronic Technology) at San Francisco, CA. Dean was assigned to 3 cruises in the Mediterranean, and also the Arctic Circle, being a Blue Nose recipient. Donald Zinke: Don Zinke served in the United States Marine Corps based at Camp Pendleton, CA with the Tank Group for 2 years, and then served at Merd for 1 1/2 years working with new enlistments. I: I—Imu —|n-m nun-mn- lI-l -i . A.