Thursday, July 12, 2012
A bit of Arizona history
This statue stands in front of the Arizona State Capitol in memory of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. (1897 - 1918). Luke was born in Phoenix and served as fighter ace in WWI. In fact, he was ranked second after Eddie Rickenbacker in number of ariel victories during that war. He was also the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor. Luke Air Force Base on the west side of the Phoenix, is named after him and is a pilot training facility. If you look behind the statue near the base, you will see two brown rocks.
So, there you have it, a tiny bit of Arizona history!