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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Father and Daughter QOV Recipients


By Tammy Moore Teague
On Sunday, Amanda Sanders, her husband Joe and her boys, Carter and Samuel, made a surprise visit to her parent’s church in honor of Grandparents Day. However, it was Sanders who would be surprised.
Sanders sister, Stacia Caldwell, had contacted Quilt of Valor and arranged for both Sanders and her father, Bob Schlinker to be honored with a quilt.  “Little did I know the surprise was on me and dad,” stated Sanders. Of course her mother, Kathy Schlinker, and husband played a role in planning the surprise. “My husband was in on the surprise too! I didn’t know he could be so sneaky!”
The Quilts of Valor, or QOVs, are awarded to U.S. military service members and veterans who have been touched by war. A Quilt of Valor is a lifetime award. Schlinker is an Army veteran. He enlisted in July of 1969 and served three years in Vietnam and in Germany. Sanders is an Air National Guard veteran and served from 2002-2013. Her enlistment includes time in Guam, Japan and South Korea. Additionally, Sanders performed humanitarian work after Hurricane Katrina and served in the Arkansas Air National Guard.
Congratulations to both Schlinker and Sanders on this special honor!

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