Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee uses quilting as a mechanism to cope with his post-traumatic stress disorder and to honor others by working with Quilts of Valor. He's made a total of 50 quilts (including a phenomenal Iwo Jima Flag quilt) and awarded his 35th Quilt of Valor this week.
He's also a long-distance trucker and does his quilting on the road in his 2019 Volvo VNL 760 with a full-sized ironing board and a sewing machine that fits on a seat.
We found two separate articles about this amazing man.
(photo: Andrew Lee)

#21 Hoff 2019-08-07 10:40
Thank you for your time of service to our country. I was touched by your Iwo Jima quilt and pray you continue to beget peace through your quilting as well as your giving to others. Pax.
#20 EditorAnne 2019-08-06 23:57
Great story! I'd love to see pics of his quilting setup in his truck.
#19 Patricia Crum 2019-08-06 17:06
#18 melegchristine 2019-08-05 16:11
That quilt is amazing! Iwonder how many people today have even heard of Iwo Jima? You are an amazing person, I am so thankful for a person like you to represent American Service Personnel and don't tell me you don't , you do!!!
#17 bopciaof5 2019-08-05 14:09
Memories of the Iwo Jima station at the gate to Quantico, Va where our family spent many happy years.
Semper Fi!!
#16 J Teague 2019-08-05 12:59
This man is a patriot and a man of great generosity and productivity. Thank you for your service and your inspiration, Mr. Lee. Bravo!
#15 Jane A. Harris 2019-08-05 10:33
So heart warming.
#14 iquiltfast 2019-08-05 10:23
If anyone ever tells me that they don't have enough space to quilt I will show them this amazing story. Thank you for sharing this with us, so wonderful. Andrew is a brave man!
#13 Annette Fazenbaker 2019-08-05 10:21
You are stunningly talented! Your talent was born out of your need to find peace. Thank you for sharing your peace with others. You are an inspiration and a good example of selfless duty in all you have done in the military and how you continue to serve through this new talent. I hope you continue on your new mission for many years to come and enjoy the love, admiration, and peace it brings you. God Bless You.
#12 Linquil48 2019-08-05 09:57
Wow! What a great guy to turn his feelings to helping others through quilting!
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