Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - RIVER VALLEY & OZARK EDITION -

Mem­bers of Quilts of Valor groups from across cen­tral Arkansas came to­gether Feb. 2 for Na­tional Sew Day at the McGee Cen­ter in Con­way. They came to work on quilt tops and blocks that will be used to com­plete quilts for vet­er­ans and ser­vice men and women. The group also hon­ored four vet­er­ans for their ser­vice to their coun­try. Re­ceiv­ing Quilts of Valor are Matthew Camp­bell of Sol­go­hachia, from left, who served in the Navy from 2003-2012, in­clud­ing a tour of duty at Guan­tanamo Bay Naval Air Base in Cuba from 2009-2010; Bobby Humphreys of Mor­ril­ton, who served in the Army as a mem­ber of the 3rd Ar­mored Di­vi­sion in Fried­berg, Ger­many, from Jan­uary 1962 to May 1964 and in the Army Re­serve from 1964-1989, re­tir­ing as a lieu­tenant colonel; Harold Strand­lund of Jerusalem, Ark., who served in the Air Force from 1973-1979, in­clud­ing tours of duty in Thai­land and the Panama Canal; and Mar­lin York of Ben­ton, for­merly of Da­m­as­cus, who served in the Navy dur­ing the Cold War in 1966 and 1967. Ginny Musgrove of Con­way, leader of A Sec­ond Tour QOV group in Con­way, said the mis­sion of the Quilts of Valor Foun­da­tion is “to cover ser­vice mem­bers and vet­er­ans touched by war with com­fort­ing and heal­ing Quilts of Valor.”


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