Bong movie showing Saturday

Richard I. Bong (right) receives the Medal of Honor from General Douglas MacArthur in this undated file photo. (Photo courtesy of the Bong Heritage Center)

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior is hosting a screening of “The Boy from Poplar,” a movie that chronicles the life of the air ace.

The movie plays at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bong Center’s Pearl Harbor Theatre to commemorate the late pilot’s 92nd birthday. “The Boy from Poplar” was produced in 1998 and covers Bong’s childhood, joining the Army Air Corps and his Medal of Honor as the highest-scoring air ace.

There will be an informal reception following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

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