Dedication of Preddy Blvd.

December 7, 1968
Greensboro, NC

It was a cold, cloudy day when the dedication ceremony for Preddy Boulevard took place at the intersection of Elm Street and I85. A number of friends and relatives attended to hear Congressman Horace Kornegay give the dedication remarks, to hear Mayor Carson Bain introduce special guests Gen. John C. Meyer (George’s CO) and  Mr. Joe McVay (George’s assistant crew chief) and to watch as mother Clara unveiled the plaque.

Walker Rucker, Sam Sox, Jr. and Bill Moore arranged to have this section of I85 named in honor of the Preddy brothers. The flyover was performed by Wendell Trogden (a Greensboro airline pilot) who flew his own Mustang, and an Army pilot flying a civilian Mustang look-alike, a Cavalier.   Sam Sox has gathered and edited many of the photos he took that day so we can bring you this short photo story.

Dr. Samuel Sox gave the invocation

Mayor Carson Bain introduced special guests, Gen. J. C. Meyer & Mr. Joseph McVay, and then Congressman Kornegay

Rep. Horace Kornegay dedicated the bronze plaque

Maj. Gen. John C. Meyer made comments about George’s character and skill as a fighter pilot.

Mother Clara Noah Preddy unveiled the plaque as the Congressman and Mayor assisted.

Two Mustangs fly over for dedication

Mr. Bill Moore, Director of the Greensboro Historical Museum, announces the unveiling of the Preddy Blvd plaque.

The plaque was removed from this site after 30 years and placed in the Greensboro Historical Museum for safe keeping. The plaque is now in front of the new Major Preddy VFW Post 2087 located at 2605 S Elm-Eugene Street.

The Cavalier as seen from Wendell Trogden’s Mustang by N&R photographer Dave Nicholson from the rear seat.