Vietnam-Era Veteran Makes Quilts to Heal, Help Others

Vietnam-Era Veteran Makes Quilts to Heal, Help Others
Gail Belmont started quilting in 1997 to help with her emotional and physical pain from serving in the military during the Vietnam War.

The disabled veteran served in the Women's Army Corps from 1969-72 at Fort McClellan, Alabama, where she played trumpet in the WAC band.

Belmont said that part of her duties during Vietnam was playing Taps for those who were killed in action in Mississippi and Alabama. "I was 18 years old when I first went in, and I saw things that changed my life during that time frame. Mississippi and Alabama were very poor states, and the military funerals that I performed were something you never forget," the native Californian said.

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