Sunday, April 13, 2014

Courageous Service

From Lincoln, Nebraska

For their courageous service, five veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor at the Veterans Center on Saturday, April 12, 2014. 
MSG (Ret) USAR Ed S., served with the Army's ASA Battalion and was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Upon leaving the station, he received the Meritorious Service Medal. He retired after completing a total of 27 ½ years of service; 3 active and 24 ½ reserves. 

US Navy, Rear Admiral (Ret) Jim T., has served in several operational carrier squadrons and various related assignments as he progressed from ensign to rear admiral during a thirty-three year career. Military awards include the Legion of Merit (5), Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (4), Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V (4), South Vietnamese Air Gallantry Cross and Presidential Unit Citation. 

Larry B., Served with 101st Airborne Bravo Company 2nd/502nd Infantry. He has received numerous medals including: Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

John Hansen served in Vietnam with D Co, 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cav Div. Although wounded himself, he announced his acceptance of the QOV was in memory of two of his fellow soldiers, David and Luis, that were killed in action.

Ron S., went to Vietnam in January of 1967 as a 19 yr old and spent 1 year in-country. He said, "I am very proud of my service in the Army, and consider myself very lucky. I enjoy doing volunteer work at the VA.I don't really think that I am deserving of one of the beautiful quilts that the ladies make."

We are so proud of these men and honored to connect with the Veterans Center so that we can wrap our vets with hugs and a QOV! They deserve a standing ovation for their courage and service.

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