Legion accepts memorial flag donation

NORWICH – American Legion Post 189 in Norwich has been given a burial flag of a deceased WWII veteran Emory P. Barkley. His sister Bernie Finch is donating her brother’s flag to the American Legion Post. Emory P. Barkley was a Norwich native and is listed on the American Legion WWII Memorial in West Park. Private First Class Barkley was killed in action on Jan. 10, 1943 at the Battle of Guadalcanal. He is buried in Hawaii. Barkley is one of our own fallen heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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