Thursday, December 3, 2009

Picking your battles..

..does not mean picking a fight with a man who did his best to single handedly take down the Third Reich. And the North Koreans. And the North Vietnamese.

Col. Van T. Barfoot is a recipient of the Medal of Honor. The official citation on his Medal of Honor reads:

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

The nine member board of his homeowners association sent a law firm to tell him he couldn't fly a flag from his flagpole. They have no rule against flagpoles, they just don't think his looks good.

Col. Barfoot is 90 years old, and so the pocket tyrants thought they had a shot at exerting some influence. My guess is, if the Nazis weren't enough to stop him in his twenties, then a few self important accountants and under stimulated housewives can't get it done now.

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