"'He's an amazing inspiration,' said National Guard Sgt. Arthur Acosta, shifting his M16 to one side to shake Orth's hand as he walked up. 'This flag he carries-it's been in just about every country in the world, carried by our soldiers who fought for our freedom and our young people in particular need to never forget that.'. . .
'It used to take an hour and 20 minutes,' Orth said with a bright smile. 'But before this I did nothing in the way of exercise--now I've lost 12 pounds and hardly break a sweat.'"--"Flag Man" shows his colors," San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, March 10, 2002