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RIP Dan Walker, a patriot

by James Denison / September 17, 2009 9:33 AM PDT

FORT WORTH, Texas ? Dan Walker, an Army war veteran who was honored for gathering and burying a U.S. flag that was burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, has died. He was 81.

Walker, who was captured by TV cameras carefully retrieving the flag remnants so they could be buried properly, died Wednesday of prostate cancer at his Fort Worth home. A spokeswoman at Greenwood Funeral Home confirmed his death. (more in article)
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