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05/19/13 — A royal salute: 4th Fighter Wing's history comes home

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A royal salute: 4th Fighter Wing's history comes home

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 19, 2013 1:50 AM

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Col. Caroline Evernham, left, and Judine Heidicker unload the Royal Air Force Kirton in Lindsey sign from a 916th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Monday afternoon. RAF Kirton in Lindsey was the home of each of the Eagle Squadrons -- the units that, today, are part of the U.S. Air Force and housed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base -- during World War II.

To the casual observer, it's just a simple sign -- an oversized piece of plastic bearing a foreign emblem and six words that, to them, have little meaning. But when 4th Fighter Wing Historian Dr. Roy Heidicker cradled it in...

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