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Breezy Point Airport renamed in historic surprise announcement

 

Photo courtesy of Breezy Point Airport, Muller Field

Cliff Muller with Jeff Smith in front of the new sign.

Breezy Point Airport has been renamed Breezy Point Airport at Muller Field, in Honor of Longtime Manager and Army Veteran.

Breezy Point, MN (May 4, 2019). Today marked an historic moment at the Breezy Point Airport in the City of Breezy Point Minnesota. Not since 1949 has such a moment occurred.

Executives of the airfield renamed the airport, which has been at the city's center since the early 1920's, after longtime airport manager and Vietnam Veteran Cliff Muller.

Muller has lived on the field for 20 years and has spent the last two decades caring for and managing the field. A Vietnam veteran from the 1/12th Cavalry of the Army, a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Air Medal recipient Muller was drawn to Breezy Point and the airport through his love for flying and dedication to the industry.

Cliff currently lives on the airport's edge in a refurbished hangar and spends his time tending to the property while fueling his love for aviation. An airborne infantryman, dedicated pilot and historian of military plans and memorabilia, Muller has refurbished a WWII Stinson 10-A airplane called a L-9B that was built in 1941 and then rebuilt in 2011.

"His service to country and the tremendous efforts he has put towards this airport are the catalyst to this significant renaming," said Jeff Smith, President Breezy Point Airport at Muller Field. "Cliff has been the mainstay of this airport for two decades, we already knew it was Muller field, we just needed to make it official."

Photo courtesy of Breezy Point Airport, Muller Field

Behind sign, Left to right: Jeff Smith, Cliff Muller, Mayor Tom Lillehei.

Not since O'Hare airport was renamed in 1949 after Butch O'Hare a WWII veteran, has an airport been named after a military serviceman.

"I am honored and totally surprised at this honor, I appreciate it and know that it couldn't have been possible without the communities support over the past years," said Cliff Muller.

Breezy Point Airport has a rich 55-year history.

Farmland purchased in 1964 by the Breezy Point Resort eventually became a unique part of Breezy Point, Minnesota when it was developed from a strip of farmland that became a 2,600-foot lighted airstrip.

Today marked the fifth annual Airport Days at Breezy Point where hundreds of people enjoyed an airshow, aircraft displays, emergency vehicle and Medi-Vac helicopter, car collector show and more.

 

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