John Sobieski

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Airs Tuesday, July 12, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Gary Joiner explores the history behind a famous insignia that graces the uniforms of the Polish Air Force, The Armored Units, and the Honor Guard.

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The Polish winged hussars were famous for their huge "wings," a wooden frame carrying feathers of birds. Commentator Gary Joiner says it's a history that the Polish Air Force honors today.