A local man has been honored with a quilt for his service during World War II.

Lloyd Bonds was awarded the quilt by a Quilts of Valor Group - A Second Tour.

Bonds was born in 1925 in Shirley. He was a combat infantryman during the war, and was involved in battles and campaigns in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon.

He served from 1943-46, and received several decorations and citations including the Purple Heart, a Victory Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal.

The Quilts of Valor group makes quilts for soldiers touched by war. It is a volunteer group and relies on donations. For more information or to make a donation, contact Donna Bryant at (501) 215-0325 or e-mail donna@asecondtour.com.