Should WWII Medal of Honor Hero Be Allowed To Fly His Flag?

Col. Van T. Barfoot,  Rtd., is a 90 year young veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  Never a shirker from his duty he is fighting one more war today, the Battle of Henrico County.

One note of warning to the Sussex Square Homeowners Association; “I think you picked a fight with the wrong guy!”

This is a photo of Van Barfoot in 1944 when he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

For more background information and historical video go here.

Now for a report on his current conflict:

Now let’s boil the case down to the bare facts:

  • There is no ban on flying flags in the development, only on flagpoles.
  • The Homeowners Association has had a rule banning flagpoles for a number of years.
  • Col. Barfoot erected his flagpole last year.
  • Since then he has been raising the flag every morning and retiring it every evening.

Now for the Poll!

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  1. licrimlawyer

    I voted for the “pound salt” option with great reluctance. That sanction is nowhere near adequate. A slowly applied impalement would be more appropriate.

    Just my opinion.

    • nycoordinator

      No need to hold back, tell us how you really feel!!

      • skyfang

        The matter is typical of the times (while there is evidence of it changing thank God) where Medal of Honor recipients, true heroes. Memorial Day Services for our War Dead, and other sacred American Traditions are being systematically removed from our daily lives, so that Patriotism will slowly die and “Globalism” will replace it.

        It is up to the AMERICAN PEOPLE to come to the rescue of our American values and FIGHT by GOD to keep them for future generations.

        Until Jimmy Carter Bill clinton and Barak Obama came along “Surrender”was never an option for America. Even Nixon caved in to Marxist propaganda and reluctantly, tail between our legs, abandoned Vietnam.

        It’s time AMERICANS stand up and start “punching out” the enemies within. Let’s start with the ACLU !!!!

  2. licrimlawyer

    HERE IS THE MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION:

    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy. With his platoon heavily engaged during an assault against forces well entrenched on commanding ground, 2d Lt. Barfoot (then Tech. Sgt.) moved off alone upon the enemy left flank. He crawled to the proximity of 1 machinegun nest and made a direct hit on it with a hand grenade, killing 2 and wounding 3 Germans. He continued along the German defense line to another machinegun emplacement, and with his tommygun killed 2 and captured 3 soldiers. Members of another enemy machinegun crew then abandoned their position and gave themselves up to Sgt. Barfoot. Leaving the prisoners for his support squad to pick up, he proceeded to mop up positions in the immediate area, capturing more prisoners and bringing his total count to 17. Later that day, after he had reorganized his men and consolidated the newly captured ground, the enemy launched a fierce armored counterattack directly at his platoon positions. Securing a bazooka, Sgt. Barfoot took up an exposed position directly in front of 3 advancing Mark VI tanks. From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively disabling it, while the other 2 changed direction toward the flank. As the crew of the disabled tank dismounted, Sgt. Barfoot killed 3 of them with his tommygun. He continued onward into enemy terrain and destroyed a recently abandoned German fieldpiece with a demolition charge placed in the breech. While returning to his platoon position, Sgt. Barfoot, though greatly fatigued by his Herculean efforts, assisted 2 of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards to a position of safety. Sgt. Barfoot’s extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of pointblank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fellow soldiers.[5]

  3. As far as I’m concerned, and I am concerned, this man has earned the right to fly the AMERICAN FLAG FROM HIS VIAGRA ERECTED FLAG POLE BACK AND FORTH IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON DC AS LONG AND AS STRONG AS HE WISHES! YES I AM SHOUTING! HE IS THE REASON THAT DICKHEADS LIKE THOSE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPREAD THEIR BULLSHIT AS THEY SEE FIT! IF IT HADN’T BEEN FOR HIM, TAKE YOUR PICK: SPEAK JAPANESE, GERMAN, KOREAN, VIETNAMESE, OR BE REQUIRED TO SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND ALL FIVE!!!

  4. Also, those who complained should be deported to whatever country (don’t care which craphole they land in) they choose, at their own expense, their assets liquidated, and the proceeds put towards a solid 24 karat gold that he may plant his bare ass in as he watches his flag fly back and forth day and night as long as he so chooses.

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