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W.Va. veterans honored in new airport display

Apr. 09, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia military veterans are being honored with a new display at Yeager Airport.

The Wall of Honor display at the Charleston airport’s baggage claim area will exhibit monthly photo displays. A ceremony opening the new display was held Monday.

The Charleston Gazette reports that the display currently features photos and news accounts of the 20 West Virginia Air National Guard members who died in an April 1951 plane crash. The C-47 transport plane smashed into a hilltop about eight miles northwest of the main runway.

The West Virginia Military Retiree Association is accepting photos that will be labeled and installed on the Wall of Honor. At the end of the month, the photos will be archived, and a new set of photos will be put on display.

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