Gary Goering was nominated locally and then chosen by the National Quilt of Valor Organization to honor Gary with a quilt of valor for his military service in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972.
Goering graduated from Chariton High School in 1966 and went on to graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in 1970. Very soon thereafter he was drafted in to the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Goering completed army basic training at Ft. Lewis Washington and advanced training at Ft. McClellan, Ala. Deployment was to South Vietnam as a Military Security Police at China Beach in DaNang.
Jeri and Rod Beem, from Winterset, came to make the presentation. In his presentation Rod Beem made the statement: “A veteran – whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserves is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America to defend the US Constitution for any amount up to and including their life if necessary.”
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