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North Carolina Will Honor Tuskegee Airmen At Capitol PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Rick Martinez   
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 04:21

RALEIGH  - The state of North Carolina is planning a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen at the State Capitol.

Today the African American Heritage Commission will salute the veterans as an acknowledgement of the service and contributions they made to the nation and the world.

Four of the original Tuskegee Airmen who now live in North Carolina and their families have been invited to the Capitol for the tribute.

The airmen were the first black pilots to serve in the U.S. military. They trained at a segregated air base in Tuskegee, Ala., and were supported by black men and women on the ground. Their exploits in World War II were chronicled in the movie "Red Tails."

 
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