Tuskegee Airmen Honored With Historic...

Tuskegee Airmen Honored With Historic Site In Ala.

There are 5 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Oct 10, 2008, titled Tuskegee Airmen Honored With Historic Site In Ala.. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

Lt. Col. John Mulzac stood on the asphalt at Moton Field Friday - the same grounds where he trained decades ago to become one of the country's first black military pilots - and wept.

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mda

United States

#1 Oct 13, 2008
Thank you all for your sacrifice. My heart goes out to these brave servicemen.

“Here We Go Again!!”

Since: Aug 08

Nashvegas

#2 Oct 13, 2008
Salute!! Thank you gentlemen for your dedication and service. Its about time you all were recognized for your heroics in the war as well as your remarkable handling of the P-51. I had the pleasure of meeting Col. Mulzac a few years back at the Craven County Airport in North Carolina.
justwonderingout loud

United States

#3 Oct 14, 2008
A lot of people have no idea how tough these guys were. This was in the early to mid 40's...way before civil rights movement. This was in the old dirty south, in the all white military, These guys had nothing going for them, nobody on their side, every expectation of failure, and the sucess or failure of every black solder/pilot that came after them...and these guys simply shocked the ENTIRE world.

what these men did, even today, is not fully appreciated.

Since: Oct 08

Mount Juliet, TN

#4 Oct 14, 2008
I Salute them also.
I really got interested in this part of history after reading the novel "After the War" by Richard Marius (now deceased) and then having the privaledge to interview Mr. Marius. You guys would love this historical fiction if you ever have a chance to read it.
One of the characters is a young African-American man who comes back from flying in the war, and returns to the South to fly crop dusters. It tells how he recognizes the differences in how he was treated in France (more liberal) than the Old South here (still racist at that time.)

Since: Oct 08

Mount Juliet, TN

#5 Oct 14, 2008
There are still many areas of our history that are not taught to the extent they should be in our schools. This is one of them. I don't think I ever of the Tuskeegee Airmen until I got into college. That's a shame

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