The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk hosts a Memorial Day ceremony Thursday at 10 a.m. at Warrior Memorial Park.
Guest speaker is Barbara “Bobbie” Broyles, daughter of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran. Broyles, who currently lives in Baton Rouge, will receive her father’s Medal of Honor flag. The MoH flag was legislated Oct. 23, 2002, for presentation to each person to whom a Medal of Honor is awarded.
Faith, who commanded 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, was killed Dec. 2, 1950, by communist forces. It would take decades and a lot of help from other Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians before his remains were finally recovered in North Korea and identified. Only then could his f...