Pilot shares Twin Ports role in Cold WarThe Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center hosts a program by Brig. General Ray Klosowski (ret.) entitled “The Twin Ports and the Cold War” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center.
The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center hosts a program by Brig. General Ray Klosowski (ret.) entitled “The Twin Ports and the Cold War” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center.
The program explores the background of the Cold War and unique links between the period and the Twin Ports including subjects such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. spy ships and our geographic location in relation to the Polar Route for strategic bombers.
Klosowski is a graduate of Duluth Central High School and University of Minnesota Duluth and served in the Minnesota Air Guard from 1963 to 1997 as a fighter pilot, squadron commander, Duluth Air Guard Commander and eventually as Commander of the State of Minnesota Air Guard. Following his retirement from the military he served as director of the Duluth International Airport for five years, retiring in 2002. He currently serves on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and has been a member of the Bong Center’s board of director for several years.
Refreshments follow the free program. The Center’s galleries will be open for tours at regular admission prices.