In honor of our veterans
The veteran to be honored by the Top of Iowa Quilt Club this month is Curt Cornell.
Curt went into the service during the start of the Vietnam War. He served from January 1963 through August 1966. He left for basic training in January, heading for Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. In April of that year, he went on to Syracuse, N.Y., where he was stationed at the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base for approximately the next nine months. While there, he was studying in the East European language program.
After this time, Curt went on to the Good Fellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. While at this base, he worked with the Radio Processing School. Curt then went on to the Royal Air Force Station in Chicksand’s, located in England. He spent approximately one year at this base, working as a voice interceptor operator.
Curt married Marilyn in 1964, prior to going to England. Then he went on to the Torrejon Air Base in Spain and worked as a postal worker. Marilyn moved to Spain to be with Curt.
After he had finished out his time in Spain, he concluded his service career. The couple moved back to Iowa, where Curt taught school for some time. Marilyn and Curt have three sons: Gregory, Jeffery, and Kevin. They now live out at Rice Lake and are just enjoying life.
Top of Iowa quilters sew quilts for our area veterans as a thank you for their service. If you know anyone that you would like to receive a quilt, please contact Robin Grunhovd at 592-4876, or Dave Anderson at Dave’s Auto Service, or Bill Clark.