Staff Sgt. Harley W. “Bill” Hatch accepts a special 75-year pin and patch for the 75th anniversary of the charter of Wellington’s Glynn Moore VFW Post 6439, and a quilt of valor for his military service from First Christian Church Prayer Quilt Ministry. Bev Odom had the honor of making the special presentation to Hatch on behalf of Bill Owens, former Post 6439 commander. Dan Hatch of Amarillo, Bill’s son, witnessed the presentation along with Neal Odom (not pictured).
Of the 214 charter members of Wellington’s Glynn Moore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6439, Bill Hatch is the only living veteran.
Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in January 1946, 22-year-old Staff Sgt. Hatch returned to Wellington with enough money saved to buy one third interest in his parent’s clothing store…
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