Row 4; Stella Schimetz, Esther Fugere, Lorna Zeiler, Josie Dionne, Katherine Berube, Eugenie Malo Grenier, Leona Picard, Alma Gottbreht, Phyllis Barbot, Maxine or Carol Barbot, Leona Mongeon
Row 3: Rebecca Cote,_________, Alice Christianson, Eva Siem, Josephine Fugere, _______Volh, Cora Mongeon, Eva Morrinville Peat, Elise Picard, Sylvia Heffelfinger, Melvina Schneider, Flora Casavant, Emeline Boucher
Row 2; Olivine Allard, Beatrice Robert, Lillian Allard, Helen Haberman, Alma Casavant, Frances Morinville, Loretta Boguslawski, Alice Boguslawski, Dorothy Robert, Mary Ann Malo, Rita Boucher, Irene Pigeon, Lenore Malo, Alma Berube, Germaine Barbot, Lillian Houle
Row 1: Eva Trafford, Stella Vandal, Esther Neameyer, Emma Cooper, Father Wolfe, Lenore Lamoreux, Alice Evans Berube, Hermine Dionne, Gail Lamoreux, Janet Evans
Soon it will be Memorial Day.
I pledge to purchase and wear a poppy, to honor veterans.
I fwd this to each of you to honor the memory of our family Veterans;
WWII – Pacific theatre (Grandpa) Cliff Metcalfe, Atlantic theatre (Uncle) Emil Metcalfe, Pacific theatre (Aunt Jean’s husband) Waino Maki.
Korea -(Sons of Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary) Jack MetcalfeViet Nam- (Aunt Leona’s son)Ron Oswell
Each of them had the same fierce pride in our country as Van T. Barfoot!God Bless.
Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the�
remember a news story several months ago about a crotchety
who defied his homeowners association and refused to take down�
flagpole on his property and the large flag that flew on it. Now you can find out who, exactly, that old man was.
On June 15, 1919,�
Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg — probably�
didn’t make much�
news back then.�
twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near�
Carano , Italy ,�
Van T. Barfoot, who had enlisted in the US Army in�
1940, set out to�
flank German machine gun positions from which fire�
down on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a�
three enemy machine gun positions and returned�
with 17 prisoners of�
If that wasn’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and
war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after�
also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a Congressional Medal of�
What did make news was a neighborhood association’s quibble with
how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag�
outside his suburban Virginia home. Seems the rules said a flag could be
flown on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such
as Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were unsuitable.
been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and�
was facing court action if he didn’t take it down. Since the story made
national TV, the neighborhood association has rethought its position
and agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among�
without interference,” Barfoot told The Associated Press. As well he�
should. And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they
might want to read his Medal of Honor citation. It indicates he’s not
real good at backing down.
Barfoot’s Medal of Honor citation:
Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor�
Society,is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry,�
to get your butt kicked! I sent this to you, because I didn’t want to�
get MY butt kicked.�
WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE�
FREE…BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE! AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN
LIKE VAN BARFOOT!
Obviously he is not related to anybody in congress!~!!
Follow up message from Vickie:Thanks Gary,Maybe everyone would contribute to a remembrance page of area Veterans.Lest we all forget.
While speaking to Raphael Poitra a while back we had a discussion.He kind of thought, hearing from his dad Ralph,Alcide Lajimodiere was captured and possibly tortured by the Japanese.
Then, I spoke with someone from the Rolette County Vets but they had no knowledge of that.I recall Alcide’s story of being captured getting away and running, running, running.We never asked him how long he was captured or what happened…
WWII Vets only told what they choose to tell.
My Dad had a big round dark spot on his shin bone.
I asked him what happened? He told me after a battle……fighting on the ship,they were to line up and report to the aid station.
He said, something like…… he got in the line,but kept falling back to let others get ahead,going to the end of the line because more men kept comingand he thought they needed the medic more than he.Later. Vickie