Quilts of Valor Ceremony for Veterans


Saturday November 11th the Dodge Center American Legion hosted sixteen local Veterans awarding them each a quilt of valor. These quilts are handmade by volunteers all over the United States and each one is unique. Since 2003 over 300,000 of these quilts have been made and donated to service members and veterans all over the country.

The event began with a meal provided by the Dodge Center American Legion and Dodge County Veteran Services director Brandon Servantez spoke to the group about the benefits available to service members in Dodge County.

Each veteran honored was introduced with their date and branch of service before handing out their quilt. They are listed as follows; George Gilman, Army 1955-57, Raymond Tyler, Army 1959-61, David Hanson, Army 1953-55, Roger Deyo, Air Force 1953-61, Glenn Engleken, Army 1956-62, Taymond Malsom, Navy 1957-61, Larry Miller, Air Force 1962-66, Leonard Marquardt, Army 1957-58, Philip Baudoin, Army 1955-57, James Baudoin, Navy 1977-81, Gerald Fahning, Army 1951-53, Marty Franko, Army 1949-53, Paul Maroo, Navy 1969-89, Harold Johnson, Army 1959-60, Delano Paulson, Marine Corps 1951-54, Dennis Vang, Navy 1957-60.