The Quilt of Valour Australia’s mission is to present quilts to service members and Australian Defence Force veterans in recognition of their sacrifice for Australia, whilst deployed on combat operations.
One such Vietnam veteran, former army warrant officer, Bryan Nicholls was presented with a quilt of valour recently.
His citation reads “On behalf of the Quilt of Valour Australia Inc we award this quilt to you to acknowledge your valour, service and sacrifice for our country. The quilt has been made with love for you from other Australians to wrap you in warmth and care. Each stitch that holds the layers together represents love, gratitude and sometimes the tears of the makers.”
The quilt was presented to Bryan in the company of two Vietnam Veteran contemporaries, John Dellaca and Rick Williams, at Bryan’s home in Sebastopol.
Bryan served in South Vietnam in 1965.
He recently was awarded Life Membership for his service to the Victorian RSL.