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"The Twin Ports in the Cold War"
Historic Vehicles at the Bong Center...............................
Thanks to the generosity of our late friend, Northland military vehicle collector and restorer extraordinaire Kevin Kronlund of Trego, Wisconsin, we are able to share with our visitors unique, historic military vehicles. Currently on display are a 1944 Airborne Scooter; a 1944 Ford Jeep, 1950s M38 Jeep in US Navy colors, a Clarktor aircraft tug and a Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle.
U.S. Flag Disposal Drop-Off at the Center
You can drop-off your damaged or worn US Flags at the Center's Flag Depository Box located in our lobby. American Legion Post 435, the Richard I. Bong Post (which is headquartered at the Center) will see that your flag is properly disposed of according to the US Flag Code: "the flag, when it is in such a condition that it no longer is afitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." The flag drop-off box was created as part of Adam Sauter's Eagle Scout project.
Be sure to listen to "Forever Ace: The Richard Bong Story"on the KUWS website. This radio documentary compiles ten years of interviews and research by the late Wisconsin Public Radio Superior Bureau reporter Mike Simonson into a 1:45 long program that features interviews with one of Bong's wingmen, his tent mate and crew chief as well as US Air Force and Australian War Museum historians. Visit KUWS.FM to listen!
SAVE THESE DATES
August 29th-Recon 2015 Civilian and Military Vehicle Show. In the Bong Center parking lot, 1 to 5 PM. Held in conjunction with the Twin Ports Mustang and Ford Club and Benna Ford. Special museum admission on show day; civilian cars must complete paid registration with the Mustang & Ford Club day of the show. Military vehicles register free-please contact Bob Fuhrman ([email protected]) to register your military vehicle.
September 24th-Dick Bong's 95th Birthday.
November 5th-Annual Fund-raising Auction at Grandma's Sports Garden. Details to follow.
November 21-Author Tom Ostrom will present a program on his newest book, 'United States Coast Guard Leaders and Missions 1790 to Present,' 10 am in the classroom. Free program.