An original Tuskegee Airman dies in O...

An original Tuskegee Airman dies in Ohio at 86

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 3, 2009, titled An original Tuskegee Airman dies in Ohio at 86. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

One of the original Tuskegee Airmen, the country's first black military pilots and ground crew, has died in Cleveland.

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Dublin, OH

#1 Jun 3, 2009
I am saddened to hear the passing of Tuskegee Airman, Sgt James Travis. I had the awesome pleasure of meeting him and several of the other gentlemen at an event years ago in Columbus. I admire Sgt James Travis for his honorary service. True men like him and his fellow Sgts are precious and few in this day and age. May God bless Sgt Travis and his family. May you continue his legacy.
Wallace Cash

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 3, 2009
Do we have any Tuskegee Airmen left in Central Ohio.
I used to know one: Homer Wethers.(Weathers)

United States

#3 Jun 3, 2009
What a loss for us....but a gain for Heaven! Truly, Sgt. Travis is one of the many pillars who helped build this country. All honor goes to him for his courageous stand in being heard and seen!

Martin, TN

#4 Sep 7, 2009
When I was a very young teen, Mr Homer Weathers took me flying with him in his antique airplane. I was honored to have flown from Port Columbus to Delaware County airport with him. I was very fortunate that my dad met him while he was doing touch and go's at the airport in Delaware.

Groveport, OH

#5 Sep 7, 2009
What a hero ! All of them. I was in Alabama last year and drove an hour out of my way to visit Tuskegee. Glad I did
Dick Bates

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 3, 2010
I lived two houses down from a Tuskegee Airman, Mr. Wright,In Columbus on Margaret St.. in the early 60's.Great guy.I was a aviation buff(12 at the time) and I learned from his son that he flew Mustangs during WW2.I was one of the few that was aware of their contribution.At the time ,he was gettting ready to retire as a enlisted man and I was skeptical because I thought only officer's were pilots.If you wanted to remain in the service after the war ,many had to assume enlisted status.He was one.He explained the circumstances and was very surprised that I knew of their service.He paid his respects to my mother at the funeral home in 1983. I never forgot that. She was a Army Nurse in England during the war.
CMH Rick

Lakeland, FL

#7 Apr 3, 2010
Thank you James for your service.

I wonder where we would be today if it were not for your, and your fellow veterans service.
Get real

Montgomery, AL

#8 Jun 29, 2010
That was real black history. Not some planted b.s. like Rosa.

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