Fairfield has benefit for the "flag guy"

FAIRFIELD CO, IL (KFVS) - A rural fire department is giving back to a man who has brought his tribute memorial flag tribute to fallen servicemen in the county.

The Fairfield Fire Department had a pork chop cook benefit for Larry "Flag Guy" Eckhardt from Little York, Illinois on Saturday, March 12, 2010.

Eckhart brought his large flag display of about 1000 flags to Wayne County twice for the funerals of two fallen servicemen from the county at his own expense, according to the department.

They feel this is just a small way to give back.

The response had been overwhelming with donations and requests to help cook and serve during the fundraiser, according to the department.

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