World War II Veteran Presented with Special Blanket

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 A 101-year-old Navy veteran of World War II will be presented with a special blanket on Friday morning.

U.S. Senator John Boozman will be on hand with members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to give the blanket to Chief Mabel Thomsen.

Thomsen served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.

She was interviewed by Boozman’s office for the Library of Congress Veterans History project and featured on the senator’s “Salute to Veterans.”

This special event will be happening at 11 a.m. at the Arkansas State Veterans Home located at 1179 North College Ave. in Fayetteville.

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