Quilts of Valor presented to brothers by DAR


At the March meeting of the Rock House Chapter, NSDAR, a Quilt of Valor was awarded to U.S. Army veteran David D. Graham.  Mr. Graham served a tour and a half in Vietnam, in 1968 and 1969.  A Quilt of Valor was also made for his brother, Richard L. Graham, who served in the U.S. Navy, 1955-1959, but he was unable to attend.

When asked to speak about his service, David Graham chose instead to speak about his brother’s service.  While stationed on the U.S.S. Reclaimer, Richard Graham often sailed between Japan and Taiwan. In one instance, they were ordered to sail so quickly that they had almost no supplies.  The cook went ashore and brought back tuna, cabbage, cucumbers, pineapple, and watermelon, which is all the sailors had to eat for several days.

The quilt tops were made by David Graham’s daughters, Julie Brymer and Trish Bush.  The quilts were assembled and bound by General Daniel Smith’s Rock Castle Chapter members Ginny Burke and Becca Soto.


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