An Open Letter & Open Report / Anthony Hervy & American Veterans And Flags

From: HK Edgerton (
Date: Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Anthony Hervy & American Veterans and Flags
To: siegels1 (

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

When media like Fox News champion American Veterans who come forward to defend the Stars and Stripes against those on a college campus that would ban it, they fail
to mention those veterans like my dear friend, the Honorable decorated (Purple Heart) Vietnam War Veteran Anthony Hervy, who would lose his life defending an American flag,
and those who served under it.

When I first met Anthony, he was vigorously leading a successful campaign to maintain the State Colors of Mississippi, his home and the good name of the American
Veteran – the Confederate soldier.

Anthony was literally going door to door urging and encouraging the citizens of Mississippi to go out and vote to save the State flag put in a referendum before
the people. His efforts were rewarded as 64% of the people voted to keep their flag that bore in its emblem the Southern Cross. More than a decade later, Ole Miss., a
State run University, would ban this State flag from its campus. And go so far as to arrest one of its students from having it at a football game.

The same Congressional venerated flag that many decorated soldiers of the 31st Infantry (Dixie Division) under the command of Major General Alexander G. Patton USA,
who served in the Pacific, would lose their life for, as well as in, the Korean conflict. Anthony would lose his life for as he crossed the Alabama State line heading
home to his beloved Mississippi after a day of fighting for another American veteran – the Confederate soldier.

The Honorable Attorney Kirk D. Lyons, delivering the keynote speech in the slave section of the Taylor family cemetery more than a decade ago, would tell my mother and
the many gathered to honor the memory of these honorable Africans that when this door of desecration of the Southern Cross would open, next would be the Christian Cross,
the Star of David, and the Stars and Stripes. His prophecy is now being fulfilled. God bless you!

Your brother,

Honorary Camp Member
Major Robert M. White Camp 1250 Sons of Confederate Veterans
Texas Division