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Veterans of Comedy Veterans honored with a special Quilt of Valor presentation
For their service, for their sacrifice, there truly is no way to give the thank you that is deserved. While there may not be enough words to express the gratitude so greatly deserved, a special presentation wrapping a veteran in love and gratitude is a start. Recently, two more veterans were honored in a Quilt of Valor Presentation.
Michael Shields – also known as Mikey Mike on the Mic – a Navy Veteran and Chris Crawford, a United States Air Force Veteran, were both presented with a Quilt of Valor following a Veterans of Comedy and Friends fundraiser event this past weekend.
Shields entered the Navy right out of high school and served from February 1979 until December 1982. He was discharged with a medical discharge under honorable conditions due to an injury.
“During my time I was stationed down in Pensacola, Florida on the training aircraft carrier the USS Lexington,” Shields said. “That was my only duty station; I had a serious injury to my foot when I got discharged.”
Crawford served from Nov. 21, 1996 until Dec. 1, 2016, as an intel soldier.
“The Veterans of Comedy and Friends” Show at VFW Post 2013 will be ingrained in my head forever,” Chris Crawford stated on a post on Facebook. “... This night went from funny and memorable to intensely emotional and unforgettable.”
In a short ceremony, held at the VFW Post 2013, following a fundraiser event for the DAV Chapter #47, Quilt of Valor Presenter Mike