WARSAW — Kosciusko Community Senior Services and the Liberty Sewing Circle have again teamed up to offer their warm thanks to local veterans.
The two organizations organized the second Threads of Valor presentation, held Wednesday, May 18, at the senior center. A special presentation also took place, with representatives of the national organization Quilts of Valor bringing quilts for two specially-chosen veterans.
Members of the North Webster American Legion Color Guard visited to present the colors.
Liberty Sewing Circle is a group of ladies from the community who gather to create quilts, lap robes and other items of comfort. Their specialty is items for local veterans, which they present during “Threads of Valor” ceremonies.
Veterans receiving Threads of Valor quilts were: TSGT 5 Max Miller served in the United States Army Air Corps during the Korean War from 1948-1954; Petty Officer Second Class James L. Frieden, who served in the United States Navy during World War II, in the South Pacific Theater, from 1943-1946; SFC Von Frieden, who served in the United States Army from 1981-2010 and was in Afghanistan from 2009-2010; Petty Officer Third Class Thomas Anglin, who served with the United States Navy in Korea from 1952-1956; Lance Cpl. Nicole Shorter, who served with the United States Marines from 1998-2002; and Larry Criswell, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Korea. Criswell was not present but will receive his quilt upon his return from out of state.
Receiving Quilts of Valor were Sgt. Claude Shepherd, who served with the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division from 1944-1946, and Sherman Coy, who served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a personal bodyguard to General MacArthur for more than three years.
Following the presentation, veterans and their guests were invited to stay for lunch and social time at the senior center.