Eight Local Veterans Receive Quilts of Valor
Last updated 11/16/2020 at 3:47pm
In October and November, the Blue Ridge Chapter of Quilts of Valor presented handmade patriotic quilts in small ceremonies of two to three veterans, to continue to honor veterans during this challenging time. The Blue Ridge chapter has more than 50 volunteer quilters. These veterans were honored at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas:
Ron Koelling served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force National Guard in Strategic Air Command (SAC). He was a radar-navigator on B-52s from 1967-1972 and completed 105 combat missions. Koelling was stationed in Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Guam,...