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Quilts of Valor honors area World War II veterans
Quilts of Valor vets
Women from Quilts of Valor presented Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church’s World War II veterans with quilts June 11. Pictured, from left, are Doug Dryden, Jenny Granfield, Dick Batusic, Rita Clifton, Kennedy Smartt, Peggy Johnson and Irene Webb.

On June 11, the members of Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church honored their three World War II veterans: Army Private 1st Class Kennedy Smartt, Army Private 1st Class Dick Batusic and Army Air Force tech Sgt. Doug Dryden.

The ladies from Quilts of Valor presented each man with a handmade quilt honoring their service. The quilting team consisted of Rita Clifton, Jenny Granfield, Peggy Johnson and Irene Webb.