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Saturday, September 22, 2007

COE welcomes Pappy

The Coeur d'Alene Airport (COE) www.cdaairport.com, accommodates a steady stream of planes and pilots at their general aviation facility. On September 22, the airport welcomed two US Marine harrier jets for a flyover and landing. The occasion was the naming of the field in honor of the late Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, WWII flying ace, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, P.O.W. and Coeur d'Alene native son. Pappy Boyington Detachment 966 of the Marine Corps League in Coeur d'Alene had pressed for years to secure approval for the naming.On hand for the official dedication were US Congressman Bill Sali, Rep. Marge Chadderdon, Kootenai County Commissioners Rich Piazza and Todd Tondee and very special guest, Gregory Boyington, Jr., pictured with his family. It was a proud day for the Marine Corps and for North Idaho. Semper Fi.

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