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Palmyra veteran receives Quilt of Valor

On Saturday, March 20th, Kenneth Kroencke was surprised at his daughter’s home by a visit from the Quilts of Valor Foundation of the Southeast Iowa Chapter.

Kenneth Kroencke, a Vietnam veteran from Palmyra received a Quilt of Honor from Cindy Grimm and Verlinda Prior the Quilts of Honor Foundation’s Southeast Iowa Chapter. (Contributed photo)

Kroencke, who is a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, was presented with a quilt and a certificate by the two ladies from the Southeast Chapter of Quilts of Honor.

The mission of Quilts of Valor Foundation is “to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.”

Representing the Quilts of Valor Foundation from the Southeast Iowa Chapter were Cindy Grimm and Verlinda Prior. Prior created the quilt especially for Kroencke.

The foundation welcomes anyone who would like to join them in their mission. 

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