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Sixty Years in the Making, Handful of Veterans Get Thanks

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Sixty Years in the Making, Handful of Veterans Get Thanks


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    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Three hundred members of the Tuskegee airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal Thursday for their service in World War Two. Trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, they were the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. military, but were not allowed to practice alongside white pilots.

    The pilots' records were unprecedented: they never lost a bomber while escorting bombing runs over Germany. "Because of our great record and our persistence, we inspired revolutionary reform in the armed forces which led to integration in the armed forces in 1948" said Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr.

    The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award one can receive.

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  2. EOD1

    EOD1 Subscribing Member

    Hey its about time!!!I think its great.... good post Harry
     

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