Retired Navy Veteran receives new flags

STEVE NEESE/Herald ROSWELL, Ga. — Retired U.S. Naval Commander Frank Coleman flies the American and Navy flags at his house in Roswell every day.

However, the flags have become tattered over time.

That’s when retired judge Maurice Hilliard stepped in and gave Coleman two brand-new flags. Boy Scout Troop 430 from St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell had scouts lower and remove the worn flags to replace them with the new ones. The scouts will perform a proper ceremony to shred and burn the remnants of the American flag and preserve the Navy Flag for him.

Coleman said he was grateful to have the scouts do this for him since he has been an Eagle Scout since 1942. Coleman enlisted in the Navy in 1944 during WWII and was a squadron commander in the Vietnam War.