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Northern Michigan Veteran Selected to Work on Air Force One

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A local veteran hand-picked to be a part of a very prestigious project.

Dan Lauzon was 1 of 32 details picked from across the country to work on the original Air Force One, preparing it for a museum.

Lauzon owns 5 Star Detailing out of Prudenville in Roscommon County.

This "Supreme Team" worked 5 days for 12 hours a day on the Air Force One to get it ready for display at Seattle's Museum of Flight.

And after serving his country in the Navy, Lauzon found special meaning in the assignment. Lauzon says, "I'm a veteran and I got to polish the flag on the tail. To work on a project like this and to execute a project like this was phenomenal."

Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon were among those who flew in the original Air Force One. The aircraft hadn't been cleaned in 2 years, so he said they had their work cut out for them.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard and photojournalist Erin Malone have more details on this once in a lifetime experience.