At our April 2016 meeting we presented two Quilts of Valor to local veterans Eric Chadwick and Jon Augusta. The first 3 pictures below show Vice President Arleen Gaffey & President Jackie Myhrberg presenting Eric Chadwick his quilt. Eric's quilt top was made by Pam Curry. Jon's quilt was made by our members and both were quilted by our member Beth Anderson. Photos by Donna Liljegren.
Jon Augusta of North Port, served in the US Army from 2005 to 2015. He had two tours to Afghanistan. While there he was injured when a bomb exploded and his vehicle was in an accident. In addition, he was near other explosions. Jon returned to the states with injuries including a dislocated shoulder, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). Pictured with Jon is his service dog, Zurri, and his mother, Margie.