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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Paul Sailer, author of biography "The Oranges Are Sweet," points to Major Don Beerbower's hometown of Hill City, Minn. on a map.

Pilot's biography well received

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Wadena resident Paul Sailer's biography of World War II pilot Major Don Beerbower is taking off.

"The Oranges Are Sweet" won the 2012 Writer of the Year Award from the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame on April 28.

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"I found it a very moving experience," Sailer said. "It was an award given by those involved in aviation, and for me being a former Army helicopter pilot, it was very gratifying to know that this book was well received by them."

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