01 Dec Park Springs Member Receives Quilt of Valor
The DeKalb Neighbor shared a story regarding Park Springs Member Col. Les Carter receiving a Quilt of Valor for his 30 years of service at the Park Springs Veterans Day program. Quilts of Valor are awarded to veterans and military members who have been touched by war.
Carter graduated from West Point in 1948 where he went on to serve as Commanding Officer of an Infantry Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division. Carter served two tours in Vietnam. During his 30 years of service, Carter was awarded the Silver Star for his leadership in the Vietnam War (1968-1969) involving conflict with an armed hostile force, the Defense Superior Service Medal for peace time service (1976-1978), the Legion of Merit for his actions in the Vietnam War (1968-969) and a second Legion of Merit for his actions during the Vietnam War (1969-1970).
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