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Robert Duvall shows Wal-Mart no tender mercies

Take note, Wal-Mart.

Robert Duvall

loves the smell of napalm in the morning. And this Oscar-winning descendant of Gen.

Robert E. Lee

is coming at you.

Duvall fired off a verbal salvo against plans to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter near a Virginia Civil War battlefield where the confederate general first fought the Union’s

Ulysses S. Grant

.

Duvall announced at a press conference that he will help preservationists in “chasing out” the retailer from a site near the Wilderness Battlefield.

The actor said he bears no grudge against Wal-Mart but believes in capitalism coupled with sensitivity.

Duvall was joined by Congressmen

Peter Welch

of Vermont and

Ted Poe

of Texas, representing states that lost many lives at the Wilderness battle 145 years ago.

The Wal-Mart proposal must first be approved by county supervisors.

| Lisa Gutierrez, The Star

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