Another passing of a hero from the 'Greatest Generation'.
Ironically, I first learned of this from the blog of an English language teacher in Saudi Arabia
which led me to wish to find out more about Brig. Gen. Sparks, who passed away on September 25,2007.
From everything I could find, he was an exceptional soldier, and an exceptional man.
Felix Sparks received Two Silver Stars for his actions in WW II, but the men and women of the Colorado National Guard felt he deserved the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in saving 3 wounded GI's , recounted in this article
Sadly, that honor was not obtained for Brig. Gen. Sparks before his death.
Brig. Gen. Sparks was also with one of the first units to liberate Dachau, and is remembered for halting the killing of the surrendered SS soldiers at the camp, as you can see recounted in his own words here
I also came across this speech by Brig.Gen. Sparks
The Patriot Guard rides to honor Brig. Gen. Sparks, as you can see by this link
which has a synopsis of his life, and also some other links about him.
Godspeed and God Bless, Brig. Gen. Felix Sparks.