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WWII display opens at Harley-Davidson Museum

From May 22 through August 10, the Harley-Davidson Museum will host a special display, One American Hero, telling the story of Staff Sergeant Wallace Van Sandt, a young motorcycle enthusiast who was killed in action during WWII. For decades, Wallace’s family preserved his memory through his prized possession, a 1941 Harley-Davidson WLD Sport Solo, along with many other personal mementoes from his short life.

The display will be highlighted by a compelling evening program on June 5 at 7pm , when Wallace’s nephew Cleve Porter will tell the story of his uncle’s life and ultimate sacrifice. A presentation by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) about the B-17 Flying Fortress, the plane on which young Wallace served, will follow. Tickets are $5 for Museum members and military, $8 general public. More details can be found at


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