Quilts of Valor

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Larry asked me to post some pictures on Facebook for a friend of Pat's.  After seeing the photos, I thought, "Naw!  Facebook won't do this story justice!  This story deserves its own web page.  So I created a page for it on one of my websites.  People can share the link on Facebook or email and the photos will appear like we want 'em, not how Facebook wants 'em.  Besides, even when people aren't friends on Facebook they may want to share this story too.

Here's Larry's email and the photos.  You be the judge.

I've got a favor to ask of you if it's not too much trouble.  Pat has a friend named Boyd we went to high school with.  Boyd was a Ranger in Vietnam who did over 40 missions into Laos alone to recon the Ho Chi Min Trail.  They would drop him off and tell him to be at a certain place and time or he was on his own.  Sounds like he was on his own anyway.  He's one of those guys they swore to secrecy for 40 years.

Anyway, have you ever heard of "Quilts of Valor"?  There's a ladies group who honor war veterans by making quilts and presenting them at luncheons and such.  They presented one to Boyd the other day and he almost broke down.  Pat has pictures he wants posted on Facebook and asked me to try and get it done.

I've known Boyd since high school and he was one of those tougher than nails kinda guys.  You can tell he's about to break down in some of these pictures.  That's why Pat wants them on Facebook.  He wants to honor a friend and hero who fought for this country.

(from wiktionary.org)


From Anglo-Norman and Old French valour, Latin valor.

1. Value; worth.
2. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables
    a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery;