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'Torpedo Squadron Four' exhibit closes Aug.

"Torpedo Squadron Four," one of three exhibits currently on display at the New Mexico State University Museum, will close on Aug. 15.


ibit, by former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas, contains photographs, text and memorabilia related to the actions and contributions of the squadron during World War II.

As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation. Thomas served as NMSU president for 14 years before retiring in 1984.

The University Museum's other current exhibits, "Bypassed Places: Route 66"and "Folk Art Treasures," will run through Aug. 28.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer is a collection of photographs that depict the famous Route 66 Highway. "Folk Art Treasures" includes a collection of New Mexican and Mexican folk art from Mary and J. Paul Taylor's home in Mesilla.

For more information call the museum at (505) 646-3739.