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Month: November 2016

Brigadier General Elon J. Farnsworth

  One of the greatest tragedies of the Civil War is the unnecessarily wasted life of Elon John Farnsworth and the lives of his men at the Battle of Gettysburg July 3rd, 1863. General Farnsworth was given the orders to…

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B-52D Bomber Model 55-0062

B-52D Bomber Serial number 55-0062 currently rests at K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum. This bomber flew training missions out of K.I. Sawyer. This aircraft was initially placed into the Strategic Air Commands inventory in February 1957. It was initially assigned to…

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The Beginning for The Red Arrow, 32nd Infantry

The 32nd Division, known as the ‘Red Arrow’, was a division of the army made up by the National Guardsmen from Michigan and Wisconsin. As rivals these men did not fit together at first. In a fight for our country…

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Military Involvement in the 12th Street Riot

In 1967 one of the nation’s biggest and most destructive riots broke out on what is now known as Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan, lasting for nearly five days. The Detroit Riot of 1967, also known as the 12th Street…

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Crew E180 Memorial at KI Sawyer

The Crew E180 memorial was established to commemorate crew members who were stationed at KI Sawyer that lost their lives after an accident at Dyess AFB in Texas in January 1989. This memorial consists of a boulder with a plaque…

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