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2 WWII documentaries planned in Little Falls

Two short documentaries about Minnesota's involvement with World War II will be shown Tuesday at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site in Little Falls.

Two short documentaries about Minnesota's involvement with World War II will be shown Tuesday at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site in Little Falls.

The films will be from 7-8:30 p.m. and the event is free to attend.

In "Through a Soldier's Eyes," Staff Sgt. Dillon Jennings is a Minnesota soldier serving in the 34th Infantry Division, otherwise known as the Red Bulls. After his 22-month deployment to Iraq, he learns his great-grandfather also served with the 34th Infantry during World War II.

In May 2014, Dillon Jennings and then-Brig. Gen. Neal Loidolt accompanied a production team from Twin Cities Public Television to tour some of the WWII sites where the 34th fought in Italy. The second film is "Reaching New Heights: Secret Stories of the Mayo Clinic Aero Medical Unit." Go behind the scenes of Mayo's top-secret WWII aeronautical research through rare, classified films and archival material. See how Mayo discoveries, with the assistance of Charles A. Lindbergh, helped the Allies win the war, launched the era of jet aviation and led to the development of the U.S. space program.

The museum and gift shop will be open for a short time before and after the film screening.

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The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1.5 miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.

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