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    A true hero passes: Van Thomas Barfoot

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A World War II Medal of Honor winner who later made headlines for his fight to fly an American flag in his Virginia front yard, has died. Retired Army Col. Van Thomas Barfoot was 92....

    ...He later served in the Korean War and in Vietnam, and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and the Bronze Star, among other honors.

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

    The Sitter-Barfoot Veterans Health Care Center at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center was named in his honor.


    Condolences to his family and much gratitude for his service to the country.

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app...&pid=156300984

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    Barfoot was born on June 15, 1919, in Edinburg, Mississippi. His grandmother was Choctaw, but Barfoot himself was not an official member of the Choctaw Nation. Although he was eligible, his parents had never enrolled him...
    ...Barfoot was one of the country's last living Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. He also served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and earned a Purple Heart...


    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_T._Barfoot[/url

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