Friday, March 23, 2012

St. George Heroes

Thanks to everyone who has joined us for our Heroes Events this year, we have three down and one to go! If you haven't been to a Heroes event yet it's not too late!
Our last Heroes Event of the year is our St. George Heroes Event, which will be next thursday March 29th at 12:00PM at the Abby Inn in St. George.

Here is a little about our St. George Lifetime Hero Award recipient.

Quentin Murdock is a World War II decorated veteran who served with courage and honor, earning a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, three Presidential Unit Citations, European Theater with Five campaigns medal, Combat Infantry Badge, the D-Day Medal, and the Victory Medal. He was involved in some of the fiercest battles of World War II (including being in the early waves of soldiers to go ashore on Omaha Beach). He underwent many trials in the service of our country during his 700 days of active duty, including being under enemy fire repeatedly and contracting malaria. After the war he became a farmer and is one of the pioneers of the above-ground sprinkler system. He also devised an innovative way to use potato waste products to feed cattle. For his impressive contributions in the areas of both military service and agricultural innovation, he will receive the 2012 Lifetime Hero Award.

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