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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

Quilts of Valor ceremony honors eight men


August 4, 2022

Reid Thompson | The Gazette

Honorees, from left, are, front row, Gordon Forgey, Alvin Brannon, Dave Barber and George Perry; and back row, Allen Cochrane, Bob McGinity, Gregg Wise and Frank Watson.

COLFAX - The Quilts of Valor Foundation presented Vietnam veterans with commemorative lapel pins and quilts in a ceremony at the Colfax Methodist Church last Friday, July 29.

The Foundation's mission is to honor veterans with handmade quilts, offering a gift of gratitude and recognition that organizers say many Vietnam veterans were not afforded.

Friday's celebration was organized by Colfax's Quilts of Valor chapter, which is headed by Diana King.

"It's just such rewarding work," said King following the ceremony.

King's chapter meets regularly to quilt and plan new ways to honor vetera...

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