You may remember the fuss from 2009, when an 89-year-old decorated WW II veteran was told by his Home Owner's Association that he had to take down the flagpole where he flew the U. S. flag -- even though the HOA had no rule against flagpoles. They wanted to stop him for "aesthetic reasons." (Whatever that means -- it's difficult to imagine how a plain flagpole in one's own yard could be "unaesthetic.")
The story went national and as you might expect, he eventually won.
But did you know how then-Tech Sergeant Van T. Barfoot earned his Medal of Honor -- or that he was of Choctaw ancestry?
Colonel Barfoot passed away in 2012, at the age of 92.
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