Robert J. Becklund

“Heart Flight” Now a Permanent Exhibit at Fargo Air Museum

It includes two paintings of the F–4 fighter jet used in 1986 for the flight

FARGO, N.D. — Nearly 33 years ago, a North Dakota Air National Guard pilot was assigned one of the most important flights of his career. He transported a donated heart from Fargo to San Francisco, where a little boy was waiting for it to save his life. Gen. Becklund got the heart to Stanford University Medical Center in under four…