Private E-2 Frank Milton Cox was presented with a Quilt of Valor on his 80th birthday on June 27, 2020 in Berea. His quilt was pieced and bound by Unverzagt and quilted by Chris Wolf.
He served with Battery A, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 168th Artillery of the Nebraska National Guard.
He received a certificate indicating he was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard of Nebraska and as a reserve of the Army on September 29, 1960. This was awarded as a testimonial of his honest and faithful service.
The very next day on September 30, 1960, Frank began his commitment of active duty with the United States Army in Denver, CO.
His military occupational specialty was 111.00 Light Weapons Infantry.
Frank spent 2 years, 9 months and 27 days serving overseas at Schofield Barraraks on the Island of Oahu, HI, and also served in Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia taking jungle training.
At the end of his active duty commitment while serving with Company A, 1st Brigade 27th Infantry he was transferred on September 9, 1963 to the United States Army Reserves in Oakland, CA.
Medals and awards he received included the Sharpshooter Rifle Badge and 2D Class Gunner (Light Machine Gun) Badge.
Private First Class Cox received a certificate that was awarded as a testimonial of honest and faithful service indicating he was honorably discharged from the United States Army on March 31, 1965.
Bob Olson was presented with a Quilt of Valor on August 5, 2020 at the Box Butte County Fair Queen Contest. His quilt was pieced by Trish Schumacher, quilted by Chris Wolf and bound by Sue Williams.
After graduating from college, Bob enlisted in the US Army. He went to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for basic training and then on to Fort Dix to become a Basic Training Cadre for the recruits. Later that year he received orders to go to the 24 Administration Company 24th Infantry Division as an Admin Clerk in Augsburg, Germany. His tour was from 1961-1964 and attained SP5 for his grade.