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#AceHistoryNews – Sept.15: Far less well-known are the people who created the flag…….Mary Hoff of Orange Park, Fla., gets credit for coming up with the idea for such a flag #AceHistoryDesk reports

She had just given birth to her fifth child when her husband, Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Hoff, was shot down in a flight over Laos in 1970, during the Vietnam WarHis body was unaccounted for……..“I once asked in Washington, ‘What do I bury?’” she told the Florida Times-Union in 2009. “And they said, ‘Well, we’ll give you all the artifacts from the aircraft.’……..Sensing that other families might want something more ceremonious, she asked a New Jersey graphic design company called Annin & Co. to create a flag that fellow members of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing could rally around……….The company hired illustrator Newton “Newt” Heisley for the job……….And…

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