Mr. Don H. Vandagriff, USAAF in WWII, is the second Parker County resident featured in my Thankful Generations Project made specifically for the “Courage” exhibit for the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center in Parker County, Texas. His brother, Jon Vandagriff, Weatherford College Professor and journalist for the Weatherford Democrat, provided this photograph of his brother, Don.
Don was drafted into the Army Air Force in World War II. Because of his high score in math and science, he was sent to Colorado to train with the Norden Bomb Site, which was the most secret weapon at the time. In addition to serving as a bomb site specialist he also worked as a Russian Translator. During World War II he served in the U.S., England, France and Russia. Following the war, he served as a munitions inspector for the Army in the U.S., Germany, Okinawa, and Korea. He retired to Anniston, AL later in life.
Next, here’s how the tapestry came together. My "studio" is where the tapestry magic happens, tucked away in the corner of our home office ... pretty much thread and needles and beads and more beads!