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Korean War Veteran Receives Quilt Of Valor


Last updated 8/3/2020 at 3:40pm

Charles Holden had his granddaughters by his side when he received his quilt. (Courtesy photos)

Monday, July 27, marked the 67th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice agreement, which ended hostilities, though the war has never officially ended.

That day also marked a long-awaited moment for Korean War veteran Charles Holden, a Transylvania County native.

Holden was presented with a Quilt of Valor in a ceremony at the Courthouse Gazebo. Holden was honored by the presence of Michele Bretz, commander/secretary, KWVA, Chapter 314; BG Frank Balzey, who opened the ceremony; Mayor Jimmy Harris, who read and presented a city proclamation for Holden; and Col. Larry Chapman, USMC-retired,...

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