WWII veteran receives handmade quilt for his 95th birthday

Navy veteran Frank Ridenhour receives a quilt on his 95th birthday from Quilts of Valor Temecula, thanking him for his service. Valley News/Lexington Howe photo
Navy veteran Frank Ridenhour, who served during World War II, will turn 95 Saturday, Aug. 22, and receive a handmade quilt for his service.Ridenhour served from 1943-1946 on the USS Lexington as an electrician’s mate.Charlotte Matthews, who has volunteered with Quilts of Valor for five years, gave out 13 quilts in 2019 to those who have served.“It’s mostly for people who have been touched by war,” Matthews said.Quilts of Valor doesn’t charge for the quilts.“We find somebody who needs one, wants one, and we make it and then we present it,” Matthews said.Quilts of Valor Temecula creates quilts for those who have served in the military. They are all made by volunteers. Valley News/Lexington H
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