Ed Quinn makes silouettes to honor Veterans affected by Agent Orange

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Ed Quinn of Livermore Falls has used his woodworking skills to create Veteran-themed wooden pieces which adorn his property. He is seen with two silhouettes he made recently. (Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser)

By Pam Harnden, Staff Writer

LIVERMORE FALLS — Ed Quinn is using his woodworking skills to draw attention to Veterans, especially those exposed to Agent Orange.

He recently used patterns to create life-size silhouettes of a soldier’s boots, gun and helmet plus a soldier kneeling while holding his gun. He has also created a wooden American flag and a POW-MIA flag that is posted on his barn.

Quinn was in the Air Force from 1966-1970. A sergeant, he served with the air police and was stationed in Clovis, New Mexico; Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, and in Viet Nam.

While in Viet Nam, he flew a B-52. On one flight he asked why all of the foliage was down.

“I was told it was sprayed so we could see the Vietnamese,” he said.

Quinn recalled the time he flew in to a tunnel where Vietnamese were hiding.

“I told my buddy to shoot his bazooka. We got them,” he said.

Quinn was declared disabled as a result to his exposure to Agent Orange in 1976. There is no cure.

He joined American Legion George Bunten Post 10 in Livermore Falls five years ago. He plans to march in the Memorial Day parade before going to Sanford to place a Veteran’s marker on his uncle’s grave.

“He died in Iwo Jima. Don Simoneau gave me a marker. There was no marker,” Quinn said.

Quinn has been involved with woodworking for about 10 years. He has a wood shop downstairs in his home. He would make silhouettes for others.

For more information call Quinn, 897-2290.

pharnden@sunmediagroup.net

Ed Quinn of Livermore Falls has used his woodworking skills to create Veteran-themed wooden pieces which adorn his property. He is seen with two silhouettes he made recently. (Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser)
Ed Quinn of Livermore Falls stands beside the wooden American flag he made to honor POW-MIA Veterans. (Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser)
Ed Quinn created this wooden image of the POW-MIA flag which is displayed on his barn in Livermore Falls. (Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser)

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