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Two Heroes: Larry Burton and C.R. Drake

2014-03-12 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Vietnam War Veteran Larry Burton, Left delivered an emotional appeal to the Adair Fiscal Court to fly the MIA/POW Flag at the Adair County Courthouses. He was introduced by Commander Joe Hare, VFW Post 6097. As he spoke of his service, the Vietnam soldiers who never returned, and of the treatment of the these veterans on their return, there were more than a few teary eyes. The request was unanimously approved, 7-0. The flags will cost only $49-50 each, and Commander Hare said that for the two downtown standards, only four year would be needed. With Mr. Burton, right, is Knifley Fire Chief and former Marine C.R. Drake, an iconic hero of the Knifley Pipeline Explosion whose extraordinary professionalism taking charge of a terrible situation is now an indelible part of Adair County history.
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