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Medal Of Honor Passes Away On Fri In Richond, Va

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  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Henrico WWII Vet Fought for American Flag Has Passed Away:

    Richmond- Q WWII Medal of Honor winner who later made headline news for his fight to fly the American Flag in his Va front yard has passed away. Retired Army Col Van Thomas Barfoot was 92.

    Barfoot gained national attention in 2009 when he fought to keep his 21 foot flagpole at his Henrico County home after the homeowners association ordered it removed and threatened to sue him.

    THe White House even entered the fray with a spokesman for Pre Obama calling it "SILLY" not to allow Barfoot to fly the flag.

    The association later backed off but Barfoot's fight evenually led to a state law that makes it tougher for homeowners associations to restrict the flying of the U.S flag.

    Jim Barfoot told WWBT-TV tat his father died Fri after a suffering injuries in a fall earlier in the week.

    He just had zest for life and apparently he didn't fear for anything. Jim Barfoot said.

    Sen. mark Warner called Barfoot a remakable man who demonstrated bravery during three wars.

    The Edinburg, Miss native entered the army in 1940. Barfoot Medal of Honor citation cites his "Herculean" efforts in Carano, Italy, in May 1944 when he was 25 years old according to the Richmond Times Dispatch.

    "Sgt Barfoot's extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of point blank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fello soldiers" the citation said.

    Barfoot retired as a colonel and senior Army adviser to the Va Army National Guard in 1974.

    Thank you for your sevice.
     
  2. perazzi mx2000

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    A True American.
     
  3. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    May God Bless him,and others like him.We need more men like this in our country.God Bless America,and may heaven help the others.

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  5. Ahab

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    Homeowner fights back!



    JUST LOVE IT ! Stand up for yourself no one else will, and it seems like everyone else rights are more important than yours.





    Here is the most brilliant statement ever made without a word being said!!!!!



    This guy was told by his Homeowners Association that he could not fly the American Flag in his yard......



    This is his response:
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    Is this not one of the biggest "Up YOURS!!!", you've ever seen?
     
  6. timberfaller

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    There is more then one way to skin a socialist cat!!
     
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    IT'S "RECIPIENT". At least you could do is honor it properly. You do NOT WIN medals of valor.
     
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