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Military Finally Lays Distinguished Hero to Rest

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

HowardCol. Robert L. Howard, America’s most decorated soldier, was laid to rest yesterday in Washington, D.C., reports USFallen.org. Howard received full military honors at the funeral attended by more than 350 mourners, including 20 fellow Medal of Honor recipients. An additional memorial service is schedule to be held in Texas at Fort Sam Houston on February 27. Howard died of pancreatic cancer in late December 2009. He was 70.

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Pennsylvania Representative Dies from Surgery Complications

Monday, February 8th, 2010

John P. MurthaJohn P. Murtha, a Representative from the state of Pennsylvania, died today in Virginia from complications with gall bladder surgery. Two days prior, Murtha became the longest-serving congressman in Pennsylvania history. He was 77.

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POW-MIA Flag Designer Dies

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

HeisleyThe man who created the black and white POW-MIA flag, Newt Heisley, passed away Thursday morning at his home in Colorado Springs, according to a local paper. He was 88. 

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