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Veterans receive Quilts of Valor


December 16, 2021

Frank Watson

Frank Watson

COLFAX – Four men were recognized for the service to the country by receiving Quilts of Valor.

The handmade quilts were present to them at the Unitec Methodist Church during a ceremony on Dec. 8, according to Diana King.

Veterans P. Milton Aldrich, Gordon Forgey, Robert "Bob" McGinity, and Frank Watson were the honored servicemen.

Aldrich served from 1966 to 1969 as a sergeant in the Army. He went to Vietnam and was a heavy equipment mechanic with the Rhome Plow Cres, who made the base camps. Aldrich was trained at Fort Belvoir in Virginia then transferred to Fort Irwin in Barstow, Cali...

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