Chris, Helga & I went to Victorville to present quilts at the request of Dan Tate from the Don Ferrassee Foundation. We set up at Sterling Inn….what a beautiful home for seniors. We presented 27 quilts (more than half were WWII! And, the stories we heard. I’ll share some with the photos. Each Veteran got to choose the quilt that was to be theirs. We set all the quilts out on the tables. Jennifer from Sterling assisted us with the scheduling of the Veterans. I was amazed that the patriotic quilts ere not the first chosen! Chris read the certificate to each Veteran as they got their quilt. Rewarding day all around. Lots of smiles and hugs. Many had never been thanked, so were very appreciative.
Marvin was in the Air Force from 1952-56
Jaime was in the Marines during Vietnam
Wayne was in the Army in Vietnam. He had his service dog Cody with him, so he chose his favorite color blue with dogs on it!
Floyd served 20 yrs in the Army from 1945-65
Ivan is a Marine from 1940-41 (married 71 yrs)
Charles was an Air force pilot in Japan & Korea. His birthday was today–he is 95!
Bob was Army Air Corp WWII
Ed was Navy Korea
Jose was Army Korea
Emmitt was Navy Vietnam William was Army Air Corp in So Pacific WWII
Adriane (our only female Veteran today was Navy 1969-70 Hospital Corpsman
Oarfid was Navy SeaBee WWII and Vietnam. He entered at 16 years old and was in the So Pacific
Joe was Air Force from 1946-1966
Omar was a Marine in Iraq for 12 years
William was in the Army 1943 and let us wrap him in his quilt!
Thomas was in the Army in Vietnam
Ivan was Army 1943-1945 and was at Omaha Beach on D-Day as well as the Battle of the Bulge! What history….
Andrew came prepared to share his award from the Korean government. He was in the Navy in Korea & Vietnam from 1949-1977. He served at the Marshall Islands, and then was with the Dept of Corrections for 25 years. Still going strong at 83.
Charles was a Merchant Marine in WWII, then Army in Japan
John was in the Army as a combat engineer during WWII, then got a chance to be a ‘fly boy’ in the Air Force. Spent time in Okinawa.
Jack is Navy retired WWII on the USS Hornet
Scott was Air Force Vietnam 19-70 & 72-89
Frank Navy & Air Force 1940-45 in the So Pacific in WWII, then stateside for 20 years.
Edward was in Army in Korea and had his son, daughter-in-law and grandson there with him.
He was US Coast Guard retired and Irish!
Ray Air Force 1954-59, Navy SeaBees 73-94