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Old 07-04-2008, 08:15 AM
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In Decatur, Alabama, they have a Spirit Of America festival. Each year they give the Audie Murphy Patriotism Award. This year's recipient is Captain Joe Hooper who was the most decorated solider in the Vietnam War. I know his widow, Faye Hooper. We first met in the early 1990's when I was involved in funding and building an Alabama Vietnam Memorial at the I-65 rest stop near the Tennessee border (the one with the Saturn 1-B rocket). She is a very sweet woman and I can think of nobody more deserving of the Audie Murphy award than her late husband.

If you want to read an incredible story, look at the Medal Of Honor Citation for Joe Hooper. It may be disturbing to some of you so read with caution.