Honoring a true hero

“We are met here in tribute to a gallant and patriotic American, a man whose name will always be an honor to the members of his family and to this air base. It is my very great honor to dedicate this base in honor of Brig. Gen. Richard E. Ellsworth.” Words of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 13, 1953, given during a dedication ceremony renaming the base, a mere three months following a horrific crash in Newfoundland. (Courtesy photo from South Dakota Air and Space Museum)

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