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National organization donates flags to GPD

Friday, December 29, 2006

Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin (center) displays a Prisoners of War/Missing in Action flag with Rolling Thunder, Inc., Lafayette Chapter 4 representatives Terry Scott (left) and Jim Cline. The group donated the flag to the police department Thursday.
Earlier this year, Jim Cline came to Greencastle to have new tires put on his vehicle.

He was surprised when he noticed no Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag hanging in front of the Greencastle Police Department.

"I was having a cup of coffee at the Monon," Cline said, when he said he noticed the flag was not flying.

On Thursday, the Lafayette resident, along with others, took steps to provide a flag for the department.

Cline and five others from the Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 out of Lafayette donated a POW/MIA flag to the police department Thursday. The group also donated an American Flag to GPD.

"We'll fly it with honor," Sutherlin told the six Rolling Thunder representatives Thursday. "I'm proud to fly it."

The organization has existed since March in Lafayette.

The national organization's website states that the group's major function is to "publicize POW-MIA issues."

The publicizing of these issues includes, "educating the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action."

The group is also committed to helping all veterans from all wars. It is a non-profit organization.

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