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Joe Foss, 87, Flying Ace Who Led Football League, Is Dead

Thursday, January 2, 2003

Joe Foss, a Medal of Honor winner as a Marine fighter pilot in World War II who was a two-term governor of South Dakota, commissioner of the upstart American Football League and head of the National Rifle Association, died yesterday at a hospital in Arizona. Mr. Foss, who lived in Scottsdale, was 87. (NY Times requires free registration to view this article.)

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