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This year's recipients were (from left) Air Force nurse Ginny Stubblefield, a McHenry resident who served between 1967 and 1996, including in Vietnam; Army nurse Joan Skiba from McHenry, who worked 16 months in Vietnam as an emergency room nurse; Army Korean War photographer Wayne Gaylord from McHenry who continues to work with veterans as the historian of McHenry VFW Fox River Post 4600, Military Order of Cooties and Honor Guard. Also pictured, at right, is Holly Scott. This year's quilt, "Pieceful Garden," features a dedication to her. A fourth recipient, Anthony Malatesta.of Huntley, was unable to attend. The Air Force veteran of World War II participated in 50 European Theater combat missions in a B-24 bomberr. He earned nine battle stars and four air medals.
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