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Local Korean War veteran receives Quilt of Valor

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KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) -

More than 147,000 veterans all over the United States have received a Quilt of Valor for their service, and now, a Korean War vet in Central Texas has become a part of the number of veterans honored.

98-year-old William "Honey" Wilson was in the military for more than 20 years. The Quilt of Valor Foundation has been making quilts for veterans since 2003. 

Honey's family and friends came together at the Rosewood Assisted Living Community to present the quilt to the veteran. 

"They hit the head right on the nail when they gave this to me," Honey said. "I love quilts."

The Korean War vet said receiving the quilt made him feel indescribable.

"It's just a good, warm feeling all over," the veteran said. "I just kept saying - isn't this wonderful! I didn't know I had so many friends."

Lorena Hampton with Rosewood said honoring veterans is something that is taken seriously at the assisted living facility. 

"When given the opportunity to show gratitude for their service, that's exactly what I want to do," Hampton said. "We just love Honey, so any opportunity we got to show our gratitude to him for his service was just something we wanted to be a part of."

Honey said if given the chance he would love to show his gratitude to the woman who made his quilt for him.

"I’d say keep it up not just for me but for everybody you would like to see enjoy something," he said. 

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