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bcr229 October 4, 2012 04:48 PM

Col. Van Barfoot, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 92
 
RIP Colonel, and thank you for your service.

For those who don't remember, this is the guy who took on his HOA after they told him to remove his flagpole.

Col. Van Barfoot, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 92 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Fitz October 4, 2012 04:54 PM

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During an action that left his squad isolated and communications cut off, he advanced alone on May 23 through the minefield, crawling to a German machine gun nest, which he destroyed with a hand grenade. He took out another machine gun nest with his machine gun and received the surrender of a third German machine gun crew.

Later that day, he borrowed a bazooka and "took up an exposed position directly in front of three advancing Mark VI tanks," his Medal of Honor citation says. "From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively disabling it, while the other two changed direction toward the flank.

"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 two of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards to a position of safety."

During his efforts, he had killed eight and captured 17 German soldiers.

RIP to a real american hero

RileysDad October 4, 2012 04:55 PM

Awesome story.

drz1050 October 4, 2012 04:58 PM

Damn, they used to hand those awards out like candy..


RIP ya old dog :)

pauliodotnet October 4, 2012 05:46 PM

RESPECT - RIP

Slider October 4, 2012 07:09 PM

Rest in Peace

What a amazing man.

pnbell October 5, 2012 10:01 AM

Wow, this guy sounds like me in Battlefield 3!!

RIP Colonel

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