Longtime Clifton VFD Firefighter honored with Quilt of Valor from local resident

Recently, a local firefighter in Bosque County was honored for years of service in the military, and service to the fire department. Debbie Stubbs has been neighbors with Raydell Watley in Clifton for 28 years. In early June, she gifted Watley with a Quilt of Valor for his service in the U.S. Army during the  Korean War. Stubbs has been making quilts of valor for six to seven years.

"I'm focusing more now on Vietnam Veterans. Watched each other's grandchildren. He's been the neighbor I call on. Loves to sew, hearing history, and 15 other ones. It takes about 3 1/2 days to make a quilt. It's just one more thing to honor veterans because they've sacrificed so much, and it's being lost."

Quilt of Valor materials are sent to Stubbs, assembled, and delivered to family. She appreciate the sacrifice of those serving and those that have served like Watley.  He was a Private E-2 and Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He’s been an active member of the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department since 1974. He still attends all meetings and trainings regularly, according to Public Information Officer Lynne Dahl. He’s one of the firefighters represented on the mural on the back of the building, and continues to be a presence at the station. 

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