National University of Health Sciences’ alum Richard Olff, DC, recently presented Daniel Driscoll, DC, Dean of Institutional Compliance, with a Quilt of Valor. Dr. Olff’s sister, Kathleen Kirby, made the quilt, paying tribute to Dr. Driscoll’s service during the Vietnam War in the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines also known as “The Walking Dead.”
“Dr. Driscoll is a very humble person,” Dr. Olff said. “After seeing his Purple Heart on his suit I asked him about it. Only then did he take me into his office and shared with me his Vietnam war experience in the 1/9 Walking Dead. Any veteran of any war we feel should have a Quilt of Valor to say we see you and thank you for your service.”
Kirby has made over 250 quilts mostly for Vietnam veterans. However, this Quilt is the only one made with red, white and blue thread.
Dr. Driscoll, who was wounded during his time in the Vietnam War, accepted the Quilt on behalf of all the fallen.
“It is with heartfelt gratitude and no small measure of humility that I am honored to accept the Quilt of Valor,” Dr. Driscoll said.
The Quilt is currently in Dr. Driscoll’s office next to a picture of a veteran at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
“I continue to be deeply moved each time the quilt draws my attention,” Dr. Driscoll said.