Veterans Honored With Quilts Of Valor
Last updated 10/12/2020 at 3:01pm
Charles Burgess, H. Gerald Owen and James Ross Dodson were honored during a Sept. 19 Quilts of Valor ceremony.
Quilters Didi Salvatierra, Bonnie Cunningham and Bonnie Hartel presented their quilts at the Transylvania County courthouse gazebo, with each veteran's family in attendance.
Burgess served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960. He was deployed to Germany during the Cold War, as what were called "Peace Keepers."
In his words, "We weren't shooting at anyone, and no one was shooting at us."
Burgess served as a specialist fourth class, working with radar-guided air defense missile...