Luetkemeyer holds ceremony for female pilots

Monday, September 28, 2009 | 8:25 a.m. CDT; updated 9:52 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 28, 2009

COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is holding a ceremony to honor female military pilots.

The Republican from St. Elizabeth is holding an event this morning to recognize two of the 300 remaining survivors of the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Those women flew planes from the factories to bases where they would be deployed in the Pacific or the Atlantic.

Members of the unit were given the Congressional Gold Medal.

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