Women needs your help to find 'Quilt of Valor'
Cody Holyoke reports.Photo: Video by tmj4.com
KENOSHA - A Quilt of Valor is a tangible tribute to a veteran or the family they left behind. A Kenosha woman spent months on one quilt made for a widow in Florida, but it vanished. Now both women need your help to solve this mystery.
For Lucy Salerno, sewing is a labor of love. The Kenosha woman has made three quilts in her life. One for her brother, another for a son-in-law, and this one for the widow of Sgt. Daniel Frazier.
"It's an honor to make a Quilt of Valor," Salerno says.
A suicide bomber killed the 25 year old in Afghanistan four years ago. Brittany Frazier is Sgt. Frazier's widow.
"It's like my nightmare just keeps being relieved," Frazier says.
Since then, Frazier, now living in Florida, has gone through hell and back.
"I don't ever want to forget what he's given me, and what he's given all of us," she explains.
She contacted Lucy and asked her to design and create a memorial quilt using her husband's clothing, and snapshots of their life together.
"It had pictures of their wedding, it had pictures of them in Afghanistan. I mean, it's a real personal thing," Salerno says.
Here's the problem. This four-month project, mailed to the man's widow, never made it to its rightful owner. The package was marked as delivered, but Frazier has never seen it.
"It has pictures of us on it; it has pictures of him on it. It's not worth anything to anybody else," Frazier says
The Post Office is investigating what happened, but this is no ordinary item lost in the mail. Every stitch is a tribute to a veteran's memory.
"I don't plan on doing anything or pressing charges or anything like that," Frazier pleads. "I just want his quilt back."