SALEM – The owner of a century residence on West Pershing Street thanked the U.S. Army veteran born there, presenting 1st Lt. John Robert Sebo with a Quilt of Valor for his provider.
Steve Reed, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, uncovered about a 12 months ago that fellow Salem resident Bob Sebo after lived in the home he known as house. Reed purchased the house 30 years in the past and has been steadily renovating it from leading to bottom.
His sister, Linda Rhoades, requested if Sebo was ever in the support and when she uncovered he was, she established about doing what she’s passionate about: employing her ability as a quilter to honor males and gals who have served their state in the military services.
Reed and his spouse, Debbie, dressed in patriotic colours, offered the finished Quilt of Valor this week to Sebo, who wore an Army T-shirt and was accompanied by his wife, Linda.
“I’m honored to acquire this. I’m absolutely floored that one thing like this would take place to me for my services,” Sebo mentioned.
Rhoades, who lives in Texas, is a volunteer with the Quilts of Valor Basis and has produced many quilts above the past 10 several years. Her brother mentioned she “has lovingly donated her time, funds and talent to manage armed service adult men and women the possibility to have their company honored with a Quilt of Valor.”
The foundation’s main values incorporate managing folks with respect, marketing excellence, valuing company over self and currently being accountable. As a recipient of a quilt, Sebo’s name and rank will be entered into the Quilt of Valor National Registry. According to a document despatched with the quilt from Rhoades, the quilt carries a a few-part message, to honor the recipient’s assistance and willingness to lay down their lifestyle for their state, to thank the recipient for their provider, sacrifice and valor and to give therapeutic, peace and ease and comfort to them.
There’s even a beginning certificate detailing the creation of the quilt, from the name of the pattern to the resources used and listing Rhoades as the person who accomplished the format and design and style. Reed mentioned she worked on it for three or 4 months. She had contacted Sebo by telephone with regards to his assistance information, which is thorough on an embroidered label on the lower proper-hand corner of the quilt. There’s also a tiny pocket on the reverse facet.
Sebo explained he felt he did his occupation of generating certain the citizens have been secure when he served, but he was astounded when he observed his quilt, which incorporated patches from some of his assignments.
A 1954 graduate of Salem Substantial Faculty, Sebo entered the U.S. Military Air Defense School at Fort Bliss, Texas in November 1958 for simple officer and missile protection schooling. He was assigned in June 1960 to the U.S. Military Surface to Air Missile Base (Nike Ajax) at the Naval Air Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan where by he commanded the command section and launch part. He also served as Govt Officer at Group Headquarters of the U.S. Military Nike Air Command at Selfridge Air Power Foundation in Mt. Clemens, Mich.
Just after his discharge in November 1960, he used four decades in the U.S. Army Reserves Schooling Command as Government Officer at Fort Wayne Army Base in Trenton, Mich.
In 2016, Sebo was mounted in the U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Reed has invited Sebo to get a tour of his old home someday to see what it appears to be like now. Created in 1876, the dwelling is positioned in the vicinity of the outdated Pittsburgh Foundry web page wherever Sebo’s father labored. He experienced fond recollections of the house the place he invested portion of his boyhood.
Rhoades was not long ago featured on a local tv tale in Texas due to the fact she’s doing the job on a undertaking to honor the late U.S. Military Spc. Vanessa Guillen, who was killed by a further soldier at Fort Hood in Texas.
To learn far more about Quilts of Valor, stop by the site at www.qovf.org.
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