On December 1, 2013, I awarded a Quilt of Valor to Colonel James F. Glynn, USMC. Col. Glynn is stationed in Washington D.C., and is the Senior Aide to the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. He accompanied the General and had just returned from a trip to Afghanistan where they visited with the troops over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Col. Glynn has served in a variety of command and staff billets in the US and overseas. He was a rifle platoon commander throughout Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He served in Fallujah with the Marine Expeditionary Units, and returned to Iraq as Battalion Commander in 2006-07. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, just to name a few.
This is an exemplary soldier, who continues to serve his country. A quilt is a small acknowledgment of appreciation to these military members who have given up so much for our country. It was an honor to visit with Col. Glynn. He was somewhat familiar with Quilts of Valor and was so gracious to receive his own. His brother, Kevin, stood in as proxy as I did the presentation via a Skype type chat from Texas to Virginia.
The quilt design is an adaptation of "Celebration of Freedom," designed by Judy Laquidara.
Submitted by Cheryl Kupcinski