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Re: DISCHARGED WITHOUT HONOR
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Thanks Tony - After Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper was thoroughly humiliated, discouraged, and heartbroken, he embarked upon a career which brought him more honor and fame than if he had remained in the military. For instance, in 1919, he served as translator and interpreter for the Senate subcommittee on Mexican affairs, and then became assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and responsible for the planning and construction of the Alaskan railway system.
He fought the rest of his life to prove his innocence, and died of a brokenheart in Atlanta over the way he had been treated by the Army.
On February 11, 1978, Lieutenant Flipper's remains were carried home to Thomasville, Georgia from Atlanta, where he was buried with full military honors.