Iola veteran and long-time educator Don Bain was presented with a Quilt of Valor during a brief ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial wall downtown.
The Town Hall Quilters presented the special quilt to Bain as an expression of gratitude and healing, according to members Connie Schmidt, Sharon Grisier and Laura Sterling.
Bain enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in Oct. 1952 as an aviation cadet. In 1957, he began serving in the Reserves until retiring in 1980. He received the National Defense Service medal, the Korean War Service medal and a unit citation.