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Who was Richard I . Bong ?

One of America ’ s premier war heroes , Richard Ira Bong was born to Swedish immigrants in Poplar , Wisconsin , in 1920 . His birthplace is not far from Superior and Duluth . While attending Superior State Teachers College , he enrolled in the Civilian Pilot Training Program and took private flying lessons . In 1941 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program .

He went on to become one of the most effective fighter pilots in World War II , shooting down at least 40 Japanese aircraft . Among his many military awards was the Medal of Honor , presented in December 1944 to recognize his service to his country .
He returned to the United States in January 1945 and became a test pilot assigned to Lockheed ’ s Burbank , California , plant . On Aug . 6 , 1945 , a mechanical malfunction caused his plane to lose power . Bong was too low to the ground to parachute from the plane . It crashed , and he was killed . He was a national hero at the time , and news of his death shared front-page headlines with coverage of the American bombing of Hiroshima .
In addition to the bridge in his name , he is memorialized through parks in Wisconsin and , most recently , the Richard I . Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior . The museum and tribute to the military is housed in a structure built to resemble an aircraft hangar and contains a P-38 Lightning aircraft restored to resemble Bong ’ s plane .
Bong was inducted in the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame in October 1987 .
Updated infrastructure serves lower campus projects to provide a more reliable and efficient supply of steam heat to the lower campus buildings. The steam originates at the central heating plant on upper campus and is piped down the hill to lower campus. The steam system not only provides heat but also converts the steam to hot water for the buildings. The buildings don’t have individual boilers, so it’s crucial to have a reliable system to get heat from the central location to each building. “Having two major building construction projects and demolition of a pretty significant central building, combined with significant utility work, made this a great opportunity to look at the central campus as a whole,” said Angi Goodwin, Ayres Associates’ project manager for the steam projects. The first project, completed in October 2010, brought a new steam and condensate loop from upper to lower campus, which had been served by a single connection. Existing steam and condensate lines were replaced between two buildings on lower campus, and piping was replaced through one building. A concrete conduit was constructed for more than 1,000 feet of steam and condensate lines. Fibonacci spiral Little Niagara Creek meanders through the South Schofield Lawn The second project, completed in October 2012, was an extension of the work completed in the first project. Major components included adding two steam pits, removing the existing steam system between Phillips Hall and Schofield Hall, and constructing a 750-linear-foot concrete box conduit to encase the pipes from Phillips Fv&fVBfVVR࠮( f"WRFP6FbFP7FVB6fW'0v26&F[email protected]vF7W&f6Rv&FN( 26vf6@&V6W6RBvV@&WV&R6vf6@7W&f6R7BFvWBBFR7FVУ#)H%E$TE0( 2F'BW62( 2Bg&WVVFǒ67W'2GW&RFP7W'fr6RbFRWFW26V2gFVFW67&&VB2f&66"vFV7&␠6&FFvFFR6G&7F'2v267&F60v2Fr6&7VFGW&r67G'V7FvGvFVB6WfW&6G&7F'2BF6&FFRvFWFƗFW0B7W&f6Rv&6FR&V7G2vVB6VW72@FRVBࠤƗGFRv&7&VV7Ffw2F&VvFR6WF66fV@v'WB2r&RV66W76&RBVFW"( ėN( 0&Rbf7W2&FW"FgFW'FVvB( &F6Bࠤ2'VFw2Bg&7G'V7GW&RvVBG66P&6FV7G2FGfFvRbF2'GVGF&VWpFRG66R&W6RFvVBBFW&2Bf"FRgWGW&RG&VR6FRWrG66r7&VFW06VG&6W2&VFB&F6B( fVV2V6&P6V7FVBBV6&RFVF( Р( FR7FV77FV&V7G2&fFVB&VGVFB77FVFvW"6W26bFW&R2'&VR6V7FbFR77FVFW66FVRFfVVBVBFFR'VFw2( vGv6B( FR&V7G2WFFVB6RW7FrW2FBvW&RSV'0BBvW&R66RFfW&RFRWr77FV2&RV6&WGFW 7VFVBB&WFVB&frVff6V7( Ф&F&V7G2vW&R66Vǒ6&FFVBvFFRFfW26VFW B6VFV67G'V7FBFR7FW"wV[email protected]FRv&FV7W&RFB76W27W'&VFrFR'VFw0vVB&R2FVvFgVǒFW6vVB2FR'VFw2BFPg&7G'V7GW&R6W'frFV6&FFv2WvGv6BࠧG2( 6R6B( FWvW&R6VBvFBFWvVF( B6fƖ7BvFVFW7G&6&7VF'WBvVB7F&R66W76&R( 266RF6FWvƲ'WBB6FWvƲ( Р6VG&&VFW&pFR6VG&6W27GVǒ2GvF7F7Bw&VV76W2FR6VG&2vB&W2766FW2G66P&6FV7B66VB( 6Rb7&76w2( ФN( 2f&ǒFW6vVB76RV"66fVBFB0RF( FR7&FW>( 67VGW&RB&fFW276W2f &RFFR6W"w&W2FR6WF66fVBv&WGvVV66fVBBFfW26VFW"2&R67VvFW&r76RBFW7FFf"&vW"vFW&w2@W&f&6W2FR6WF66fVBvvVW&ǒ&G2FR76P6RW6VB'FRBFfW26VFW"( VR6( B&VƖWfRrV6&VFRBFfW2FW( &F6B( &VfrBFRG&F2FffW&V6PFW&2bFRƗf&ƗGbFR6W2( РFRVfW'6G( 2G66R2'BbFR6W0WW&V6R2vV2&V7'VFrF&F[email protected]FR&VWGbFR6W22( ƇVvVǒ'FN( FPVfW'6G( 2&V7'VFrVff'G2BrFR6W2Rf"7GVFVG2( FR76R2fW'V6W6VB( R6BFR6VG&6W2&V7G27V66VVFVB&fFr&VƖ&R7WǒbVBBBvFW"6W'f6RFFRvW 6W2&VWFgV6WGFr( Ė6W2FB276R&W7G&7FVBBW2B&RVBvV6֖r( &F6BFRVfW'6G( 27FW"( 2BG2FW6vFV( 2wV[email protected]F26RbVVFFBBFRw&VGv&f"FRWCFR&V67G'V7Fbv&fVBfVVR6VP&VFVB7F'vR#"␮( &W2766FW2w2W"6W2vVg&66BW'7V7FfRBw2W"6W2vVg&W7FWF2W'7V7FfR( &F6B( ėBV2F'FW"vFVRvVFW'7FBFR6W2B6BBvF7&F6Bg&W6WR( Р6RFRBFfW26RWBFR76R&V6RvV6֖r&VFB6'2FR6FV֖2GW&R`FR76RFRf&667&6v2FRvFV7&’2&VfV7FVBGvbFRF&VRF7F7B76W2FP6WF66fVBvFRf&2V&VFFVBVGV6Fࠥ7FVB6fW 6VG&gFW"67G'V7FࠥE$TE0)H##