For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — A Marshfield veteran was honored May 7 with a Quilt of Valor. Don Krasin, 97, was surprised with the honor during what he thought was simply a birthday party at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield.
“I never dreamed that anything like this was going to happen today,” said Krasin. “It hit me pretty hard, so I don’t know how to put it in words.”
The quilt was presented by Karen Demaree, the state coordinator for the Wisconsin chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
The group’s mission is to cover those touched by war with healing and comforting quilts.
Krasin served in what was then called the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Forces from 1940 until 1945 — the whole time serving stateside as an aerial engineer instructor. Krasin returned to Marshfield in 1945 and started work with his family’s construction business.
The Quilts of Valor organization was founded in 2003 and has awarded over 157,000 quilts during its nearly 15-year history. Visit qovf.org for more information on how to make a quilt, get one made, or request one.