Quilt of Valor. Unable to attend the presentation on March 21, Gerald (Jerry) Hale was very happy to receive his “Quilt of Valor” that his daughter Carol Crist delivered in-person and wrapped around him. She said he’s a very proud American for sure. Hale served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He obtained the rank of Corporal and was stationed in New Mexico.