Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Grateful for Wonderful Americans

This is a photo of a quilt, made by Barbara File. It was made for Col. Thomas Joyce, who Barbara met when she donated quilts to the the Mortuary in Dover, DE. He was commander there, you can read about it in our QOV blog from June 13, 2012.


His response, in an e-mail, after receiving the quilt was:

" Barbara - Thank you!  I am honored to serve and am very grateful for wonderful Americans like you who do so much for members of the Armed Forces. The quilt of Valor and all it stands for means a great deal to me and my family. "

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

To Honor and Recognize his Military Service

From a member of the Region 8 QOV quilters of Lilburn, Ga.

On May 13, 2014, I presented a Quilt of Valor to my dear friend and former employer Terry of Palmyra, Virginia. Although I now live in Georgia, I wanted to be the one to make and present this QOV to Terry not only to honor and recognize his military service, but to honor and recognize his ongoing service to all of the military - active or retired - that he comes in contact with on a day to day basis.

This was a total surprise for Terry - the presentation was made at his place of business in Lake Monticello, Va.  His wife, Jeanne, and his daughters Abagail and Hannah, along with current employees and a few of his retired military friends attended the presentation.

Thank you

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Enlisted 8/19/1942 - Discharged 1/30/1946

Philip J. Bentzel, T. Sgt.

Enlisted 8/19/1942 - Discharged 1/30/1946

Was at Camp Lejune for training and then to the California Coast.  Headed to the South Pacific, crossing the International Date Line 7/9/1943 and engaged in battle and invasion  @ Guadalcanal mop up, Bouganville D. Day - Guam D. Day and Okinawa D. Day, after that was then off to China for 3 months.  Embarked on the ship USS Bland for home, took  39 days to return home.