Local veterans awarded Quilts of Valor
Courtesy of Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW Auxiliary Unit 2687
TOMAHAWK – Members of Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW Auxiliary Unit 2687, Tomahawk, partnered with local Quilts of Valor Foundation group Pieced for Peace to award Quilts of Valor to three VFW post members last month.
The awardees were World War II veteran Scott Stevenson, age 98, Vietnam veteran and VFW Post 2687 Quartermaster Bill Burcalow, age 75, and Vietnam veteran Thomas Wenninger.
The quilts were presented by Pauline Borgen, Unit 2687 Treasurer and QOVF Pieced for Peace group leader, Corrine Burcalow, Past President of Unit 2687, and Teresa Minder, Pieced for Peace member.
Quilts of Valor are awarded to active service persons and veterans touched by war to provide comfort and healing. As of Aug. 1, 2020, Quilts of Valor have been awarded to 254,122 veterans and active servicepersons. 11,637 have been awarded since January.
There are several QOVF groups in Wisconsin. State Coordinator Karen Demaree can be contacted at 608-732-5124 or email@example.com. The Wisconsin group has a Facebook page called “Wisconsin Quilts of Valor.”
Local QOVF group Pieced for Peace is sponsored by Stitched With Obsession of Tomahawk and covers northcentral Wisconsin. Pauline Borgen, Group Leader for Pieced for Peace, can be contacted at 715-490-1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Quilts of Valor Foundation, visit www.qovf.org.
Oral history by Stevenson
Scott Stevenson conducted an oral history interview with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The museum identification number is 00340. The museum website is www.wisvetsmuesum.com. Go to “Oral Histories” and search “Scott Stevenson” to learn about Stevenson’s experiences in the military, including special service training at Fort Benning, Ga., and landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day.