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 Newton "Newt" Foust Heisley  (1920 - 2009)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/Colorado      Known for: graphic designer-POW/MIA flag, painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Newton "Newt" Heisley
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1920 (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
 
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2009 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

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New Jersey/Colorado

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Newt Heisley was a graphic artist who designed the Vietnam War era flag for the POW * MIA.  The iconic black-and-white images of the silhouette of a man in profile with his head bowed in the foreground with a guard tower and barbed wire behind him was designated "the symbol of our nation's concern" for soldiers still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War by the United States Congress in 1990.

Born in Williamsport, Pennsylania in 1920, Heisley was raised by his gran (showing 500 of 985 characters).



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