The National Quilts of Valor Foundation has a mission “to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts of valor”. Members of The American Legion Auxiliary of Goochland Unit 215 have each year sewn and donated quilts for Quilts of Valor. Today we are privileged to present these Quilts of Valor to our own Legion members.
Carl Sharpless, Korean war Air Force veteran who worked in the Intelligence Unit, Headquarters. Carl consistently helps both the Legion and The Auxiliary with events.
Matthew Kalan, joined the Army at 16 and served a total of 28 years through the Korean War. He started his military career in tanks and mortars. He is a past commander of Post 215.
Herbert Waters, served in the Army during the Korean War. Herb passed away days before he was to receive his quilt so it was hung in honor at the Funeral Home. Herb will be missed at our events, especially during Memorial weekend when he was always there to help with his wife.
Clarence Hines a WWII and Korean War veteran. He received the Bronze Star in December 1944 during WWII. Once out of the service he continued to support America and the service branches through his work in the Municipal Fire Department at the Norfolk Navy Shipyard; working in Langley Air Force’s Civil Engineering Squadron, receiving the Air Force Commendation medal and finally at the Support Center for the US Coast Guard. Clarence passed before the quilt could be awarded to him so it was presented to his son and daughter in law.