Tuskegee Airmen

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    I attended a dinner honoring two Tuskegee Airman last night, Bill Holloman and Alexander Jefferson. I was priveleged to sit next to a Marine that had participated in the Okinowa Campaign. Listening to the pilots talk, and talking to the Marine, reminded me how fast these very special men and women are going. My father, and five uncles participated in WW2 in uniform. Three of them in very hot combat. Now, only one is left.

    A great generation that gave us all that we now have. And so soon they will be gone. Every oppertunity to say thank you, and demonstrate our appreciation to them should be taken now, for they have all to few tommorrows.
     
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    Originator of Tuskegee Airmen passes...

    One of Last Original Tuskegee Airmen Instructors Dies at 96
    Nov 18, 2015 -- Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen -- the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II -- has died in Georgia. He was 96.
     
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    For God's sakes can't we get a grip on the incredible courage of the Army Air Corps during WW2 without drooling over the handful of Black pilots?
     
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    By the time the Tuskegee negro airmen started flying over europe it was very late in the war.

    And the once feared german Luftwaffe was basically a defeated foe and could only put up a nominal resistance using young inexperienced pilots. ....... :cool:
     
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    Tuskegee Black pilots and Airmen did their duty and they should be justifiably proud of their service but enduring discrimination has apparently become more important in the eyes of (mostly) liberals than the incredible sacrifices that the U.S. Army Air Corps endured in combat.
     
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    Story of little known Dominican Tuskegee airman comes to light...

    Once Unknown, Story of World War II Latino Tuskegee Airman Uncovered
    Nov 24, 2015 | Among the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, America's first African-American military air squadron which heroically fought in World War II, was a little known about Hispanic pilot named Esteban Hotesse.
     
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    LOL....there are some people who are still offended that black pilots flew in WW2.
     
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    Lefties celebrate the legacy of a Latino Airman who never flew a combat mission simply because he "was part of a squadron credited with single handedly tearing down the military's segregation policies." I rest my case.
     
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    And you come to that conclusion because Tuskegee Airmen have been recognized.....and were part of the U.S. Army Air Corps that endured sacrifice?

    Frankly the Tuskegee Airmen is a very compelling story- both of the sacrifices by the U.S. Army Air Corps and how racial discrimination was a real part of the war effort. It is an important part of our history- why do feel compelled to come into a thread about them- and complain?

    Would you be as upset about a thread about the Flying Tigers? A thread about the pilots who flew the B-25's off of the Hornet? A thread devoted to the pilots and crews of B-17's and B-25's?

    What is it about Conservatives that they have a knee jerk reaction to object to a thread about American veterans- if they happen to have been black?
     

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