Captain Mark Robinson was presented with a Quilts of Valor quilt at the June meeting of the South Baldwin Republican Women to honor his military service to our country. The quilt was presented by the …
Captain Mark Robinson was presented with a Quilts of Valor quilt at the June meeting of the South Baldwin Republican Women to honor his military service to our country. The quilt was presented by the South Baldwin Republican Women and Joyce Reed of Mobile, a representative of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Captain Mark graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1966 and received a commission for the United States Navy or the United States Merchant Marines. He chose the Merchant Marines and was hired as a cadet by Lykes Brothers Steamship Company. He made many perilous voyages to and from Vietnam during wartime. Each voyage typically lasted 90 days or longer after which a 90 day “vacation” was mandatory. On each of the vacations, Captain Mark returned to a school for Merchant Marines in “Mitage” in Lithecum Heights, Maryland.
Over the years Captain Mark received his Captain license where he continued sailing for 30 years. He sailed all over the world with Lykes Brothers Steamship Company. He encountered rough waters, storms and pirates but also made many smooth journeys.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003 by “Blue Star” mom Catherine Roberts of Seaford, DE. The national organization has over 11,000 volunteer quilters. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with the comfort and healing of a Quilt of Valor to say, “Thank You for your service, sacrifice and valor.”
The South Baldwin Republican Women meet at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday each month at The Gift Horse Restaurant in Foley. Visitors are welcome. No reservations are needed.