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Local Tuskegee Airmen to Receive Gold Medals
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TitleLocal Tuskegee Airmen to Receive Gold Medals
AbstractThirty former Tuskegee Airmen from Missouri and Kansas will be honored on September 8, 2007, in a ceremony held at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Mo. Each member will receive a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal presented to the unit by President George W. Bush in March 2007. The keynote speaker will be Colonel Charles E. McGee, former Base Commander at Richards-Gebaur Air Force base. b b The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American fighter pilots who were trained near the small town of Tuskegee, Alabama, during World War II. A reported 450 black airmen fought in aerial battles over North Africa, Sicily, and Europe.
AuthorGeorge J. Dunmore
DateSeptember 7-13, 2007
SourceKansas City Call
Page1, 4
See AlsoSame issue: KCK News, p. 15, "Kansas Tuskegee Airmen to Receive Gold Medal at Truman Library" by Tracy Allen.
SubjectMilitary air pilots
Local SubjectTuskegee Airmen
African Americans
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID217539
CONTENTdm number37194
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