Tribute to WWII hero

Paul Sailer, author of “The Oranges are Sweet” and the 2012 Minnesota Aviation Writer of the Year, will present a tribute to World War II hero Maj. Don Beerbower at the Grand Rapids Public Library from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Beerbower, of Hill City, led all Minnesota fighter pilots in aerial and ground victories in World War II. The program will include archive film footage of Beerbower.

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