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Purple Heart recipients chosen to receive quilts

August 16, 2012

Sue Fuller, member of the Pushmataha County Quilt guild, traveled to OKC recently and presented Purple Heart recipients Staff Sergeant Michael Harryman and Corporal Cody Hall with quilts for their service and sacrifices.

The Pushmataha County Quilt Guild chooses many projects thought out the year. This year they chose to make a quilt that involved each member making one block and gave it to a soldier from Oklahoma who was wounded while fighting for our freedom. The family of Sandy Luginbill donated a quilt top so that they could give a quilt to a second recipient.

Sue Fuller contacted Mr. Waco Blakley, employee of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, and asked him to choose two worthy candidates from Oklahoma to present the quilts to.

Sue traveled to Oklahoma City and presented the quilts to Staff Sergeant Michael Harryman of the U.S. Army and to Corporal Cody Hall of the U.S. Marines. Harryman was injured four times while serving and received four purple hearts, with the latest injury coming from a rocket-propelled grenade which struck him in the face. Hall sustained injuries from an IED roadside bomb and was burned severely. He was also awarded a purple heart. Both young men served in Iraq.

The Pushmataha County Quilt Guild expressed their thanks to these and all other soldiers who have fought and continue to fight so valiantly to ensure our freedoms.

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