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The USS Iowa, a restoration project of Lucien and Etienne Runge, both raised in Dickinson, sits in its final home June 9 at the Los Angeles Harbor in California.

USS Iowa: Restored

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Two Dickinson men have brought a decaying World War II ship back to life, and the present will get to meet the past starting Saturday.


"We've always been interested in Navy and Army and Marines," R2A Architecture Vice President Lucien Runge said from his Costa Mesa, Calif., office, adding he wanted to restore the ship for all the people who served on it.

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