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Sam Shearin, Air Force Historical Research Agency heraldry lead, briefs Ambassador (retired) W. Stuart Symington on the Air Force Heraldry file system at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., May 11, 2023. Symington visited AFHRA to provide insight into his grandfather, Stuart Symington, who served as the first Secretary of the Air Force, 1947-50, and led the Air Force’s desegregation efforts. AMB Symington viewed AFHRA’s archival holdings pertaining to his grandfather and provided his own oral history interview that will pair with former SecAF Symington’s interviews in AFHRA’s archives. (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)
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