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Aviation pioneer John Odegard receives Rough Rider award

Posted 11/06/15 (Fri)

A pioneer of North Dakota aviation has received the state's highest honor.

John D. Odegard, founder of the UND aerospace school that bears his name, has become the 42nd recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.

“He kept aviation and UND aerospace in his own state, and to me that says a lot,” Larry Martin, chairman of the UND Aerospace Foundation, said. “John would have no part in going anywhere other than North Dakota.”

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