The Barrow Journal and its sister publications of MainStreet Newspapers, Inc. paid tribute last week to a man who was a journalism hero, as well as a hero in many other walks of life.
The passing of Herman Buffington gave those who knew him — family members, friends, elected officials and journalism colleagues across the state — a chance to reflect on what he accomplished in his life, both professional and personal.
First, it has to be noted that Mr. Buffington (known as Mr. B to many) was a war hero. His service in World War II under circumstances I cannot fathom (or even want to) cemented his status as someone who was willing to put his life on the line for his country. It’s something easier said than done.
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