Man on quest for WWII monument will march in Russian parade

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A man who wants his Virginia museum to be the home of a monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission has traveled to Russia, where he plans to march in a parade while advancing his case.

Jerry Yagen offered to host the 25-ton bronze monument after Elizabeth City in North Carolina rejected it.

Yagen owns the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia.

Yagen wants to place the monument in front of a Russian hangar that would store his Russian planes. But first, he has to buy the hangar.

He says the head of the Russian side of U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIA Affairs invited him to march in the Victory Day Parade in Moscow that marks Germany’s surrender to the USSR at the end of World War II.

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