By Karen Bassler
Staff Writer 

WW II Veteran Earns 'Quilt of Valor' for Service to His Country

 

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James "Bernie" Beemiller, 95, of Everett, was awarded a Quilt of Valor at a private ceremony at Spring House Estates in Everett on July 15, 2020. Beemiller is a veteran of WW II and served with the U.S. Army 277 Port Company as a sergeant from 1943 to 1946.

James "Bernie" Beemiller, 95, of Everett, was awarded a Quilt of Valor at a private ceremony at Spring House Estates in Everett on July 15, 2020.

Beemiller was nominated for the award by his daughter Bonnie Speece.

While attending a program earlier in the year for another recipient, Speece thought it would be nice for her father.

"I went online and filled out the form. He's 95 and I thought it would be nice for him to receive a quilt too," Speece said.

About a week before April 2 of this year, which was Beemiller's 95 birthday, he was notified that he had been chosen to receive a Quilt of...



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