TEDD Press Release:
Colville, WA, December 20, 2021: Local quilters Judy Lockner and Valerie Lamont have created over a dozen quilts that have all been donated to tri county veterans. These volunteer quilters share these works of art with veterans to show their appreciation for their many sacrifices. At a drawing in November, two US Marine Corps veterans were selected for the latest quilts.
James D. Hall served from 1953-1956 at the US Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point North Carolina in the VMC-2 unit of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. His position included the inspection, maintenance and repair of armament equipment and loading of aviation ordnance on Marine Corps aircraft. He currently resides in the Tri-cities area and his daughter, Joyce, submitted his name for the quilt. The entire family has enjoyed remembering his service days, and were very thankful to receive such a wonderful handmade gift.
Baron Lundberg served eleven years in the US Marine Corps including service during Operation Desert Storm. As a member of Bravo Company 4th Tank Battalion in the 4th Marine Division he was an armorer that serviced weapons from pistols to machine guns. This unit destroyed or disabled 34 enemy tanks in one day during this operation. Baron says his service was “a great experience that taught me a lot of great things.” He continues to stay active in the veteran community as a member of the Colville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6963.
The next Veteran Quilt drawing will be on Memorial Day May 30 2022. All veterans are invited to enter themselves or can be nominated by another, and they do not have to be present to win. Submit an entry in person at the TEDD office, 986 S Main, Colville, WA, 99114 (by Rural Resources and Grocery Outlet); via phone at 509-684-4571; by email email@example.com; or through our TEDD Facebook page.
If you are interested in sponsoring the next veteran quilt, or for more information, please contact Elizabeth Snell at the phone number or email address above.