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Marine aviation honored at 109th anniversary of first flight

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. prepares to unveil his official portrait as he is inducted into the First Flight Society's Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine in Kitty Hawk, N.C., Dec. 17. In entering the shrine, the general joined the ranks of men and women like Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong.



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This work, Marine aviation honored at 109th anniversary of first flight [Image 2 of 3], by Cpl Brian Adam Jones, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.17.2012

Date Posted:12.19.2012 16:57

Photo ID:804422

VIRIN:121217-M-UC900-040

Resolution:1540x2310

Size:450.33 KB

Location:KITTY HAWK, NC, USGlobe

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