I recently met a fellow QOV'er - you just have to love the magic of the internet.!!
She made a gorgeous Quilt of Valor and I was very intrigued by her story... so instead of re-telling it - She graciously posted her story on her blog http://gloriouscreations.blogspot.com/2013/05/quilt-of-valor.html
Quilt of Valor - made by Gloria Barnholtz
Missouri - to be sent to Illinois