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A plane flew low over Alexandria's Broadway during the homecoming parade Saturday as a tribute to the Richard "Bud" Peterson family. (Contributed photo)

A soaring homecoming tribute to a WWII hero

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It was the buzz on Broadway Saturday afternoon: What was that airplane doing flying in low over the Jefferson High School homecoming parade?

As it turns out, the plane was part of a homecoming tribute to the late Richard A. "Bud" Peterson, a renowned World War II fighter ace who graduated from Alexandria High School in 1940.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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