[Fwd: Designer of POW MIA Flag, Newt Heisley, Dead at 88]

Carl Spitzer WinBlows at LAVABIT.COM
Fri Jun 26 20:14:12 MDT 2009

Designer of POW MIA Flag, Newt Heisley, Dead at 88

Sunday, May 17, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  Newt Heisley, the designer of the POW/MIA
flag adopted by Congress in 1990 as a symbol of the nation's concern for
those missing during military actions in Southeast Asia, died. He was

Donna Allison, Heisley's fiancee, told The Associated Press Heisley died
suddenly Thursday at his home after years of failing health. His death
was first reported by The Gazette.

Heisley's image sketched in pencil in 1971 during the Vietnam War shows
the silhouette of a gaunt man, a strand of barbed wire and a watchtower
in the background with the words POW/MIA "You are not forgotten."

Congress in 1998 mandated the flag be displayed at the White House, U.S.
Capitol, military installations and other federal buildings on national
observances that include Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

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