Adm. Byrd monument reborn 20 years ago

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Posted: June 21, 2013

The Winchester Star

The Adm. Richard E. Byrd statue on the Cameron Street side of the Joint Judicial Center is pictured. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Adm. Richard E. Byrd (circa 1924)
Adm. Richard E. Byrd, hailed as a national hero as the first person to fly over the North Pole on May 9, 1926, poses in front of a Fokker airplane used for the expedition .
Pictured is the monument honoring Adm. Richard E. Byrd atop Mount Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand. It was rededicated 20 years ago on June 21, 1993, after undergoing repairs and a redesign. (Photo by Neil PriceAssociated Press)

WINCHESTER — As a lifelong admirer of Adm. Richard E. Byrd, John Lenkey III was outraged when he visited Wellington, New Zealand, in 1991 and found a monument to the famed polar explorer and aviator…

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