Claude C. Ries received two Silver Stars and a Purple Heart in World War II. Unfortunately, he also came home with a bullet in his spine and a paraplegic.
Claude started the Southern California Cover Society (Chapter #32 of the AFDCS) in 1978. There were 7 members in attendance, and this small beginning soon led to its extinction.
Chapter #48 began in 1984 and is still going strong!