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Ellsworth AFB: The man behind the base
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhowser rechristens then-Rapid City Air Force Base, S.D., to Ellsworth AFB in honor of the former base commander at the base June 13, 1953. Brig. Gen. Richard E. Ellsworth was the 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing commander before he was killed in a plane crash March 18, 1953. (Courtesy photo)