Donna Rothermich, a Quilts of Valor® member, tells Post 558 members of Earle Spencer's military service.


American Legion Post 558 member receives Quilt of Valor

Malta Bend, MO

American Legion Post 558 member Earle Spencer was honored for his military service with a Quilt of Valor, awarded at a recent post meeting. The handmade quilt was presented by Donna Rothermich, a Quilt of Valor® member. Spencer served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1992, with various duty stations including two tours of duty in Germany, a tour of duty in Italy and later in Saudi Arabia. Spencer served as a food service specialist.

For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, the Army Good Conduct Medal with 7th award, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Service ribbon, the Army Overseas Service ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, the NCO Professional Development ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze campaign stars, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal. In addition he was awarded the Army Driver Badge-Wheel, and the Expert Badge for the M16 and .45 pistol.

Spencer said one of the things he enjoyed about his service was the opportunity to travel to different countries. After his time in the Army he worked, and enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and building models.

Donna Rothermich was assisted in the awarding of the quilt by Spencer's wife Vicki, and Post 558 Sergeant-At-Arms Richard Wagner, Jr.
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