Local veteran honored

Nancy Burns, right, and Ken Archer, left, of the Quilts of Valor Foundation wrap Truxtun Brodhead of Niantic, an 82-year-old veteran, in his quilt while presenting it to him at his home in Niantic, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Brodhead served in the Navy submarine force from 1954-57 and was stationed in Norfolk, Va. Quilts of Valor is a non-profit foundation that present vets, that are nominated by friends or family, with a freedom quilt to honor them for their service and sacrifices. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Nancy Burns, right, and Ken Archer, left, of the Quilts of Valor Foundation wrap Truxtun Brodhead of Niantic, an 82-year-old veteran, in his quilt while presenting it to him at his home in Niantic, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Brodhead served in the Navy submarine force from 1954-57 and was stationed in Norfolk, Va. Quilts of Valor is a non-profit foundation that present vets, that are nominated by friends or family, with a freedom quilt to honor them for their service and sacrifices. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Nancy Burns, right, and Ken Archer, left, of the Quilts of Valor Foundation wrap Truxtun Brodhead of Niantic, an 82-year-old veteran, in his quilt while presenting it to him at his home in Niantic, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. 

Brodhead served in the Navy submarine force from 1954-57 and was stationed in Norfolk, Va. 

Quilts of Valor is a non-profit foundation that present vets, that are nominated by friends or family, with a freedom quilt to honor them for their service and sacrifices. 

Truxtun Brodhead of Niantic, an 82-year-old veteran, gets a hug from Jean Baross, of Clinton, after he received a quilt from Nancy Burns and Ken Archer of the Quilts of Valor Foundation at his home in Niantic, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.  Baross nominated Brodhead to receive a quilt.  Brodhead served in the Navy submarine force from 1954-57 and was stationed in Norfolk, Va.    (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Truxtun Brodhead of Niantic, an 82-year-old veteran, gets a hug from Jean Baross, of Clinton, after he received a quilt from Nancy Burns and Ken Archer of the Quilts of Valor Foundation at his home in Niantic, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Baross nominated Brodhead to receive a quilt. Brodhead served in the Navy submarine force from 1954-57 and was stationed in Norfolk, Va. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Truxtun Brodhead of Niantic, an 82-year-old veteran, takes a close look at his quilt while Nancy Burns, left, and Ken Archer, not shown, of the Quilts of Valor Foundation help hold it after presenting it to him at his home in Niantic Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.  Brodhead served in the Navy submarine force from 1954-57 and was stationed in Norfolk, Va.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Truxtun Brodhead of Niantic, an 82-year-old veteran, takes a close look at his quilt while Nancy Burns, left, and Ken Archer, not shown, of the Quilts of Valor Foundation help hold it after presenting it to him at his home in Niantic Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Brodhead served in the Navy submarine force from 1954-57 and was stationed in Norfolk, Va. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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