Burr Ridge pond dedicated for WWI hero

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Monday, July 6, 2015

BURR RIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- A West suburban man died 85 years ago during a daring rescue. Now his act of bravery is being remembered with a pond in his honor.

This pond on Veterans Boulevard in Burr Ridge is dedicated to Bruno Schustek.

The former World War I flying ace was killed in 1930 as he saved a woman whose parachute got caught on a plane's wing over McCook.

Schustek fell to his death after he helped her break free.

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