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Triple Nickles honored

Members of the Triple Nickles - an all-black parachuting unit in World War II - and their admirers gathered Thursday, Sept. 7, at Fort Leavenworth, where a statue was dedicated honoring members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battallion.

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Lt. Gen. David Petraeus welcomes members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battallion to Fort Leavenworth ...

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Prentis Bowles, left, and J.R. Bruce, members of the Buffalo Soldiers Association, were in the ...

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Soldiers present the colors Thursday, Sept. 7, at Fort Leavenworth prior to the dedication of ...

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Audience members clap during speeches on Thursday, Sept. 7, at Fort Leavenworth, where a statue ...

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Retired Gen. Robert Arter, left, presents a proclamation from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Joe Murchison, ...

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Lt. Gen. David Petraeus and Joe Murchison, president of the Triple Nickles, unveil a statue ...

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Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, left, and members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association celebrate the ...

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Williard Kennebrew, left, and Joe H. Cheu, members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battallion, pause ...

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Carlton Philpot, a retired Navy commander, worked with military historians and experts to verify details ...

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Carlton Philpot, left, and Lansing Current columnist Gene Young talk about sculptures Thursday, Sept. 7, ...

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Walter Morris, a retired 1st sergeant, was an original member of the Triple Nickles and ...

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Walter Morris, an original member of the Triple Nickles, signs an autograph Thursday, Sept. 7, ...

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The Glover family, Anna, Wendy, Ricky and Catherine, watch members of the Golden Knights, the ...

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Nathan Allen watches as members of the Golden Knights parachute onto Fort Leavenworth. A statue ...

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Members of the Golden Knights, the Army parachuting team, land Thursday, Sept. 7, at Fort ...

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