Local veteran honored with Quilt of Valor

Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune

Back row, left to right: Cindy Wilson, Jim McNees and Pat Duncan, with Terry Clark Duncan (front) (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

VINEMONT – Terry Clark Duncan was honored Saturday for his military service in the Vietnam War and was presented with a Quilt of Valor. The celebration took place at Faith Baptist Church in Vinemont.

Cindy Wilson presented Duncan with the quilt as longtime friend Jim McNees spoke of Duncan’s sacrifice for his country.

McNees explained, “Terry served in the Navy on the Midway and in the Army in Vietnam. He was engaged in 77 combat patrols, 68 firefights with the enemy and (had) an active service time of four years 10 months six days and 11 ½ hours. He is the only person I know to request a second tour with the same combat unit. That is patriotism!”

As Wilson, along with Duncan’s wife, Pat Duncan, wrapped the quilt around Duncan, he said, “The real heroes aren’t the ones who came back as those who never did. Those whose names are on the black granite wall in Washington.”

Duncan expressed his gratitude for the recognition of his service and thanked all those who came to the presentation.

The Quilt of Valor Foundation began in 2003 with the mission to “cover all those service members and veterans wounded physically or touched by war with comforting and healing quilts of valor.” The foundation  has presented more than 200,000 quilts to veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Beirut, Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information visit www.qovf.org or


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