Monday, November 16, 2009
We were shocked to hear the news about the Fort Hood massacre. A few days later we learned that one of our quilt recipients, Ssgt Amy Krueger, was one of the soldiers that were killed. In September Amy received one of our quilts and on September 29th we received this email from her:
"My name is Sgt. Krueger. I am with the 467th Combat Stress Control Unit that will be deploying within the next two months. I recently received a blanket because a family member knows some of the women that volunteer their time to make these blankets. I personally want to thank you and all the women who worked diligently to make my blanket. It is a very gracious gift that will be very very useful. Also, on the behalf of my commander, Maj. Suttinger, as a unit we were wondering if we could request more blankets for the rest of the unit? We will be state side till approximately the beginning of December. I am not sure if it would be possible to make 45 blankets before then or what the capabilities are, but we thought it was worth asking. Again thanks to all that are
involved in this wonderful project!!"
We have been in contact with Amy's commander and the quilts ordered by Amy will be made. These quilts will be a bit special in that a ribbon will be attached and a specially designed card sent with the quilt that tells Amy's comrades that the quilt is being given in her honor.