June 5, 2014
FCSO Deputies Honored By Quilt Of Valor Foundation
Seven Florence County Deputies were recognized on June 4, 2014 by the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF). The Foundation presents handmade patriotic quilts to those who have served in the armed forces of the United States during time of war. Ann Mixon, State Coordinator for South Carolina QOVF presented the quilts to seven FCSO Deputies at the Florence County Law Enforcement Center in Effingham, SC. Receiving quilts were FCSO Corporal Andrew Clendenin (Iraq), Corporal Jason Bazen (Iraq, Afghanistan), Sergeant Michel McFadden (Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan), Investigator Brad McDowell (Iraq), Sergeant Scott King (Iraq), Corporal Larry Quick (Viet Nam) and Investigator Keith Worsley (Iraq, Afghanistan).
Quilts of Valor Foundation www.qovf.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring U.S. veterans of war through a “tangible token of appreciation that unequivocally says, “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor.”
Each quilt presented is lap-sized (minimum of 55X65 inches) and made by a quilt-topper of quality fabric. According to QOVF, it has awarded over 95,000 quilts to service members. As opposed to a medal which is packed away after returning home, the quilt is seen as something that can actually be used and serve as a daily reminder that the recipient’s service is appreciated.
“Here at FCSO we are proud of all of our veterans, especially those who have served in time of war,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated. “That they would continue to serve us locally after having done so abroad speaks volumes for their dedication and character. Thanks to QOV for recognizing them in this tangible way.”
Captain Michael M. Nunn