The Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury will present a free screening of the video “Hometown Hero: The Life of Benjamin Delaheuf Foulois” with its creator Tom Burger Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

Following a short introductory talk, the film will illustrate Foulois’s rise to prominence in the field of military aviation.

A discussion will follow at the South Street library.

Foulois was of one of Washington's most famous residents, who grew up in Washington and attended The Gunnery.

Though expected to enter the family plumbing business, he ran away from Washington, enlisted in the military, and left his mark by becoming the Chief of the Army Air Corps in World War I, a leader in the creation of the Air Force, and most importantly, the first military aviator in the United States Armed Forces.

The contributions of General Benjamin Foulois are still visible today, in both his small hometown of Washington, and especially in the world of military aviation.