Lake Nebagamon-area heroes honored in upcoming book
Jim Bong Jr. grew up hearing stories about his famous uncle, World War II hero and America's Ace of Aces, Maj. Richard I. Bong. It is natural that young Jim would join the U.S. Air Force.
Lt. Col. Bong served for more than 23 years, including eight deployments to Iraq.
His experiences and those of other local men and women are chronicled in "The Heroes Among Us," a book now being written to honor men and women from the Lake Nebagamon area who served in the armed forces.
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