For local Tuskegee Airmen, Obama's inauguration will be day of ...
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#5 Jan 18, 2009
Obama is a tool of the same powers that controlled the Bush disaster presidency. Don't expect a different result.
Having said that...Ted, Claude and the rest of the Tuskegee heroes - thank you for your service to our country. Considering the obstacles you faced and overcame, your bravery is that much more magnified. You are the real role models our kids should look up to - not this sell-out Obama. Take care.
#8 Jan 18, 2009
It's amazing how some of you people can take a nice story about veterans who served honorably and turn it into a hatefest. I feel sorry for you.
#10 Jan 18, 2009
It's a story about a particular unit. That unit was all black because, at the time, the Army was not integrated. Should we not mention them? Should their service be forgotten? There was also a unit of all Navajo "code talkers." Would talking about their accomplishments be "too racial?"
Look, this is a historic event- it's the first black president. It's not fair to say that blacks can't relish it. Okay, I will grant you that the level of expectation that is being built up is really high right now, and there's no way one man can live up to all of this. But can't you, just for a minute, let us enjoy this moment in history? For a black man to be elected president, when, not so long ago, black men had to fight for the right to defend their country in WWII, that's a huge thing. It means we, as Americans, all Americans, have come a long way. Do you have to spoil it? Can't you just let us enjoy the weekend?
#11 Jan 19, 2009
Nice story. Too bad Mr. Davis couldn't travel to D.C. to attend the inauguration and be thanked personally by the President. I think ALL military personnel should have the honor of being invited to the inauguration. But the Tuskegee Airmen served our country despite being treated as second or third class citizens. Nobody deserves to treated with less dignity just because of the color of their skin or the language that they speak. But in spite of that, the Airmen of Tuskegee completed their mission honorably and helped protect our country. They deserve the heroes treatment now. It's too bad that many of them are probably dead and they didn't get the honor that they deserve.
Now before you all call me a bleeding heart liberal. I didn't vote for Obama, but I sure wish him well and I hope as OUR President, he and the rest of our politicians can get our economy back on tract and keep our county safe from another attack. Besides, even right wing republicans know to give credit where credit is due.
#12 Jan 19, 2009
Let's not forget, the Tuskeegee Airmen didn't just serve with honor, they didn't just fight for the right to serve, they didn't just get treated like second class citizens. The 332nd NEVER LOST A BOMBER THEY WERE ESCORTING. Not one, even over Berlin. They were not only the first Black pilots, they were some of the very BEST pilots in the corps. They are special, not because of their skin color, but because of their tremendous accomplishments.
#13 Jan 19, 2009
And probably even more........ They are true heroes. Even if they were white or yellow, they would still be heroes. Thank God for them.
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