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Quilts of Valor
United States Marine Corps Korean War Veteran Allen Ukens is awarded a Quilt of Valor. The quilt top was made by Ruby Coleman. Left to right: Marianne Krallman, Coleman, Ukens, Amy Schartz Mellor and David Krallman. - photo by Courtesy photos

Eleven area veterans were awarded quilts from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. Amy Schartz Mellor did the quilting, and the quilt tops were made by members of the volunteer organization.