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The two RV Gypsies were honored
at The Quilt of Valor Award Ceremony
April 23, 2022

The Mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. To learn more about this organization, please check out their official website. On this date in 2022, a major milestone for Quilts of Valor marked the awarding of the 300,000th one-of-a-kind quilt. This organization began in 2003.

The Display Table

Who is eligible for a QOV? --- Any service member or living veteran who served in one of the following branches: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Members of the activated National Guard and activated or active duty-special work (ADSW) reservists are included. The Army National Guard and Air Force National Guard are components of the Army and Air Force respectively. Merchant Marines activated from 1941 to 1945. Additionally, anyone who serves at the Dover Mortuary Facility is eligible.

•Served during declared war, conflicts, police actions, peacekeeping missions, and counter terrorism operations and/or times of peace.

•Service during, but not necessarily limited to, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Beirut, Granada, Bosnia, the Cold War, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Iraq, Afghanistan, anti-terrorism operations, and terrorism attacks against Armed Forces personnel is included.

•Only veterans with an Honorable or General Discharge status are eligible.

•QOVF does not award QOVs posthumously.

Karen Rasmussen Duquette's Certificate

Karen Rasmussen Duquette's Certificate

Below: Joanie Bolten with Karen's Quilt of Valor

The label on the backside of The Quilt of Valor

Joanie Bolten with Karen's Quilt of Valor label on the backside of The Quilt of Valor
US Navy Veteran banner US Militay banner

Below: Joanie Bolton with Lee Duquette's Quilt of Valor and the label that is sewn into the back side of the quilt. Lee also got a certificate but as noted a bit further down this page, he did not take a picture of the certificate before giving the Quilt to his granddaughter.

Joanie Bolton with Lee Duquette's Quilt of Valor
labnel on the back of Lee's quilt

Lee and Karen Duquette with Joanie Bolton, who nominated and presented them with their quilts.

Lee and Karen Duquette with Joannie Bolton Karen Duquette and Joannie Bolton

Then Lee and Karen's grandson, Alex Jones, joined them for a photo.

Lee, Joanie, Karen and Alex

Below: Lee and Karen Duquette each received a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin because they served during the Vietnam War era.

Vietnam Vetaran Lapel Pin information
Vietnam Vetaran Lapel Pin

Below: Lee Duquette decided to let their granddaughter, Kristen, display his Quilt of Honor in her home, even though she arrived minutes after the ceremony ended. This way, Kristen can educate her children about the Quilt of Honor, military service, and The Vietnam War when they get a bit older.

Karen Duquette wanted to keep her Quilt of Honor, but told her grandson, Alex that he would eventually inherit it. Alex is not married and does not have children at this time.

Lee Duquette with his grandaughter and the Quilt Kristen, Karen and Rachel
USA divider bar

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