Elliott, Becker receive Quilts of Valor

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Local vets John Elliott and Richard Becker were honored with Quilts of Valor at a ceremony in Marquette June 23. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Local veterans John Elliott and Richard Becker were honored with Quilts of Valor at a ceremony held at the city park on the Marquette Bench June 23. 

Elliott, a helicopter pilot, served two tours of duty in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He received a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal (V), Air Medal (23), Good Conduct Medal (Award to Believe), Broken Wing Award and all of the “I Was There” medals.

Becker served in the United States Army National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Area Quilts of Valor volunteers Diana Parker and Sheryl Mielke presented the quilts, which Mielke pieced and Parker quilted.

Since its inception in 2003, the Quilts of Valor Foundation has awarded over 189,729 quilts to service members and veterans touched by war.

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