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From left, Lt. Dempsey W. Morgan, Lt. Carrol S. Woods, Lt. Robert H. Nelson Jr., Capt. Comment?
Legendary Tuskegee Airmen pilots, famously known as "Red Tails," will return to the place they first learned to fly, Tuskegee, Ala. to celebrate 75 years since they were a part of the first group of African American fighters. Comment?
The two men told children more than 80 years their junior of the troubles they'd seen, and the changes they'd helped make real. The men, Army veterans Dabney N. Montgomery, 92, and William DeFour, 97, had fought during World War II as members of the Tuskegee Airmen, black aviation personnel whose success helped persuade the White House to end segregation in the U.S. military. Comment?
George Franklin Henry lived long enough to do many of the things he loved, including helping prepare America's first black military pilots during World War II and doting on his wife until the day she died in August. Henry, who was 95 and lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, had been in declining health recently. Comment?
A Portland native who belonged to a groundbreaking World War II fighter squadron that helped lead the way toward desegregation of the U.S. military has died. Eugene B. Jackson, 92, of North Marshfield, Massachusetts, died Sept. Comment?
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