[Humor] Remember the guy who wouldn't take down his flagpole?

CERTES Mail crunge at certes.com
Tue Aug 25 10:12:43 HKT 2015


You probably didn't hear about this hero who just died - not surprising since the news is too busy with social heroes like Caitlin, the gay pro footballer, and others of their ilk.

 
 
Van T. Barfoot Died

Remember the guy who wouldn't take
the flag pole down on his Virginia
property a while back?
You might remember the news story several
months ago about a crotchety old man in
Virginia who defied his local Homeowners
Association, and refused to take down the
flag pole on his property along with the large
American flag he flew on it.
Now we learn who that old man was.
On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in
Edinburg , Texas . That probably didn't make
news back then. 

Buttwenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944,
near Carano , Italy , that same Van T. Barfoot,
who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set
out alone to flank German machine gun
positions from which gunfire was raining
down on his fellow soldiers.
His advance took him through a minefield but
having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly
take out three enemy machine gun positions,
returning with 17 prisoners of war.

And if that weren't enough for a day's work,   he later
took on and destroyed three German tanks
sent to retake the machine gun positions.

That probably didn't make much news either,
given the scope of the war, but it did earn
Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after
also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a well
deserved   Congressional Medal of Honor.


What did make news...Was hisNeighborhood
Association's quibblewith how the 90-year-old
veteran chose to fly the American flag outside
his suburban Virginia home. Seems the HOA rules
said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted
bracket, but, for decorum, items such as
Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole were "unsuitable".


Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for
the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing
court action unless he agreed to take it down.

Then the HOA story made national TV,
and the Neighborhood Association rethought
its position and agreed to indulge this
aging hero who dwelt among them.



"In the time I have left", he said to the
Associated Press, "I plan to continue
to fly the American flag without interference."

As well he should.

And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to
contest him further, they might have done well to
read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it
indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn't particularly
good at backing down.


If you got this email and didn't pass it on -
guess what - you need your butt kicked
I sent this to you, because I didn't want MY butt kicked!
Do the right thing! 

WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE! AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN LIKE VAN BARFOOT!



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text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Van T. Barfoot Died</span></font></b></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: whitesmoke; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;"><br></span></font></b></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: whitesmoke; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Remember the guy who wouldn't take</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: whitesmoke; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">the flag pole down on his Virginia</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: whitesmoke; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">property a while back?</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">You might remember the news story several</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">months ago about a crotchety old man in</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Virginia who defied his local Homeowners</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Association, and refused to take down the</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">flag pole on his property along with the large</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">American flag he flew on it.</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Now we learn who that old man was.</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Edinburg , Texas . That probably didn't make</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">news back then. </span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt;"><br class="yiv4675495778"><b class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-weight: bold;"><br class="yiv4675495778">But</span></b>t<b class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-weight: bold;">wenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944,</span></b></span></font><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">near </span></font></b><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" size="2"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">Carano</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778" size="1"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-size: 8pt;"> </span></font><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">, Italy , that same Van T. Barfoot,</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">out alone to flank German machine gun</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">positions from which gunfire was raining</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">down on his fellow soldiers.</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">His advance took him through a minefield but</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">take out three enemy machine gun positions,</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">returning with 17 prisoners of war.</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: rgb(246, 246, 246); 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text-align: center;"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt;">That probably didn't make much news either,</span></font><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt;">given the scope of the war, but it did earn</span></font><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt;">Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after</span></font><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt;">also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a well</span></font><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt;">deserved</span></font><font class="yiv4675495778" size="1"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-size: 8pt;"> </span></font><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="2"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 10pt;"> </span></font><font class="yiv4675495778" size="1"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-size: 8pt;"> </span></font><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; 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text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">What did make news...Was hisNeighborhood</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Association's quibblewith how the 90-year-old</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">veteran chose to fly the American flag outside</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; 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text-align: center;"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="2"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 10pt;"><br class="yiv4675495778"></span></font><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;"><br class="yiv4675495778">"In the time I have left", he said to the</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Associated Press, "I plan to continue</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">to fly the American flag without interference."</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt;"><br class="yiv4675495778"><b class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-weight: bold;">As well he should.</span></b><br class="yiv4675495778"><b class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-weight: bold;"><br class="yiv4675495778">And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to</span></b></span></font><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">contest him further, they might have done well to</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">indicates Mr. Van </span></font></b><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" size="2"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">Barfoot</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778" size="1"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-size: 8pt;"> </span></font><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">wasn't particularly</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; 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text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">If you got this email and didn't pass it on -</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">guess what - you need your butt kicked</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">I sent this to you, because I didn't want MY butt kicked!</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div><div align="center" class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal" style="background: white; text-align: center;"><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;">Do the right thing!</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778" size="1"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-size: 8pt;"> </span></font><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="4"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 13.5pt; font-weight: bold;"><br class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></b><b class="yiv4675495778"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Gabriola" size="5"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Gabriola; font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;"><br class="yiv4675495778">WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE! AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN LIKE VAN BARFOOT!</span></font></b><font class="yiv4675495778"><span class="yiv4675495778"></span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div></div></div><div class="yiv4675495778"><div class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Calibri" size="3"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"> </span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div class="yiv4675495778"><div class="yiv4675495778MsoNormal"><font class="yiv4675495778" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span class="yiv4675495778" style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"> </span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br class="yiv4675495778"><style><!--
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