We hosted special guests at the March 2012 meeting.
Cheran Croasdale presented two Quilts of Valor to our special guests.
-Army Staff Sgt. Wilfredo Vasquez retired after "30 years 7 months and 5 days." His words not mine.
Wilfredo had two tours (three years) in Iraq. He joined the Army in 1979. During his years of service he was an MP, a combat engineer, an aviation mechanic on the Huey Helicopter and a crew chief assigned to an airframe. He served in Chili, Panama, Miami after Hurricane Andrew, South Carolina after Hurricane Floyd and New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina....and on and on. Did I mention Afghanistan?
-Marine Lance Cpl. Randy Kington joined the Marine Corps on Sept 3, 1964. On March 21, 1966, after nine months of the most intense fighting in the Viet Nam War, Randy's life changed dramatically when he was shot in the neck and lost all feeling from the chest down. He could have lost hope and given up but instead Randy met his wife Patty, went back to college, received his Master's degree and his CPA. He wrote a book entitled What A Life - How the Vietnam War Affected One Marine. I have asked Randy to bring books with him to sell. Learn more about this special soldier at www.randykington.com. Randy and his wife Patty have quite a story to share.