Local Veteran Receives Quilt of Valor

By: James Sparvero Email
By: James Sparvero Email
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As father time continues to take more and more of America's greatest generation, one organization is making sure to honor our heroes one more time.

92-year-old Charles Shepherd was surprised with his own "quilt of valor" Monday at his southside home.

Shepard served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War.

The quilt is a symbol of appreciation for his service.

And although he can't see it because the scars of warfare took his vision, Shepard says the quilt is undeniably special.

"It means to me that there's somebody out there that still thinks something of the servicemen. They had to be patriotic and that's what I like, patriotism," he says.

Shepherd is also a recipient of the Purple Heart and good conduct medal.

He and his late wife have six children and countless more grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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