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A soaring homecoming tribute to a WWII hero

Published 09/26/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

It was the buzz on Broadway Saturday afternoon: What was that airplane doing flying in low over the Jefferson High School homecoming parade? As it turns out, the plane was part of a homecoming tribute to the late Richard A. “Bud” Peterson, a renowned World War II fighter ace who graduated from Alexandria High School in 1940.

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