According to the Ft. Carson Facebook page,
Female Engagement Teams are designed to provide a more culturally sensitive approach to engaging the women of Afghanistan, and other members of the population, in order to improve relations and build support for the Afghan government and coalition forces, according to Capt. Heather Di Silvio, the officer in charge of the brigade’s FET.Friend Terry Putzstuck decided these women deserved a quilt. So she dove into her extensive collection of red, white, and blue fabrics and started sewing. She is quick to say she didn't make all 14 quilts, but had help from her sister, her friends and quilters in the community.
Here are just some of the quilts that will be presented to the team when they return to Colorado this month:
All I can say is "wow." Thank you Terry, and thank you soldiers of the Female Engagement Team and the 4th Infantry Division.
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