Quite a symbol….
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Most Americans don’t know who Jeffrey Heisley is, but chances are good they’ve seen his profile and contemplated the painful sacrifices of countless Vietnam veterans and their families.
It is the silhouetted face of a young Heisley that adorns the iconic POW/MIA flag that flies above the White House with Old Glory on the Fourth of July and just below the star-spangled banner on flagpoles throughout the nation. The black and white banner, which drew attention to U.S. combat forces taken prisoner of war or deemed missing in action, was designed by Heisley’s father in 1970, and the then-22-year-old’s turn as a model came about quite by accident.