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  •  O'Hare? (4+ / 0-)

    Since you ask...at least rhetorically...

    Butch O'Hare was the first naval aviator to be awarded the Medal of Honor. His father was from Chicago, and had worked for and subsequently turned against Al Capone. The elder O'Hare was instrumental in getting Capone convicted of tax evasion, and was murdered several years later, perhaps by Capone's people.

    Anyway, I think it's perfect to name an airport after a flyer, especially a heroic one like Butch O'Hare. The airport in Milwaukee, where I live, is named after General William Mitchell, another military aviation giant. General Mitchell was from Milwaukee.

    Butch O'Hare

    Billy Mitchell

    The Bush Family: 0 for 4 in Wisconsin

    by Korkenzieher on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:32:11 AM PST

    •  Agreed. (2+ / 0-)
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      Korkenzieher, SilentBrook

      My local airport (SAN) is Lindbergh Field.  Most people don't realize that Charles Lindbergh had his plane built, and did his training, in San Diego.

      We used to have a prototype of the Spirit of Saint Louis in our aerospace museum, but some [EXPLETIVE DELETED] burned the museum in 1978.  Now we have 'replicas' of things we had originals of before the fire.

      I am of mixed mind about naming airports after people unless they were somehow connected to aviation.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 01:18:59 PM PST

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