A heartfelt story of a Vietnam War veteran's pride and deep sorrow about passing his unit's battle flag to his son, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoa, so he could carry it with him while serving in Iraq.
1st Lt. Nainoa Hoa was carrying his father's unit battle flag in 2005, when he was killed in action. Nainoa Hoa also shared the flag with his unit in earlier deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq . . . letting his soldiers take turns carrying the flag.
1st Lt. Nainoa Hoa received the Bronze Star Medal for his heroism.
Video by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Ham - December 2011