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  • A Link to the Past

    A former commander of the 107th Attack Wing here returns to the unit to swear in his great-grandson during an enlistment ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Nov. 20, 2017. Retired Col. Laverne Donner was the third commander of the 107th from 1969 to 1972, serving while the wing was organized as a tactical fighter group as well as a fighter-interceptor group. Having flown combat missions in World War II and Vietnam, he saw the first family member to join the unit he once commanded at the end of a storied career.