FARIBAULT, Minn. - The City of Faribault has named its local airport field in honor of a remarkable World War II veteran and pilot.
The Faribault Municipal Airport field officially became the Liz Wall Strohfus Field on Saturday.
Strohfus was a member of Women's AirForce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. After a time spent training fighter pilots, she spent her life advocating for women, and specifically female veterans.
In her 90s, Strohfus worked with Sen. Amy Klobuchar to pass a law that allows WASP members to be buried at Arlington Cemetery. She has received two Congressional medals, and traveled to 37 states telling her story.
Strohfus died in April 2016 at the age of 96.
The dedication ceremony Saturday included a visit from Klobuchar, and a fly-in of a restored replica of the exact BT-13 that Strohfus flew.
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