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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-08 05:38 PM
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2. Great article.
It is going to be a very emotional day for so many people.
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  -Tuskegee Airmen will be sitting on the stage next to members of Congress when Obama takes office babylonsister  Dec-24-08 05:32 PM   #0 
  - My son is a junior at Tuskegee...beautiful campus and a beautiful  firedupdem   Dec-24-08 05:36 PM   #1 
  - Isn't this the coolest?! A place of honor they so richly deserve. And  babylonsister   Dec-24-08 05:39 PM   #3 
  - I have too many friends, family and sorors that went to Tuskeegee  Number23   Dec-24-08 06:34 PM   #7 
  - Great article.  countingbluecars   Dec-24-08 05:38 PM   #2 
  - Wonderful!!!! ER knew blacks could fly planes, that's why she went down there.  MookieWilson   Dec-24-08 05:46 PM   #4 
  - And family of any that are no longer with us.  Shiver   Dec-24-08 06:17 PM   #6 
  - Yes. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-25-08 11:44 AM   #16 
  - Nice to get the "good oil" on the truth of the matter. The conventional "wisdom"  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-25-08 03:02 PM   #20 
  - The story goes that the bomber crews loved having the Tuskegee  sarge43   Dec-24-08 06:01 PM   #5 
  - Because they'd been held out of combat for years, they were FAR better trained...  MookieWilson   Dec-25-08 11:45 AM   #17 
  - There would have been more to it than being far better trained, imo.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-25-08 03:07 PM   #22 
     - I think it was the motivation to prove themselves.  sarge43   Dec-25-08 03:45 PM   #23 
        - Yes. It must have played a major part in their record of extraordinary effectiveness.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-25-08 04:25 PM   #24 
  - Very moving to read.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-25-08 03:03 PM   #21 
  - Generally yes. But there was one mission in which racism caused many Black pilots to go down  HamdenRice   Dec-26-08 08:19 AM   #28 
  - That's quite a pic of the patriotic Calvin Spann!  zidzi   Dec-24-08 06:45 PM   #8 
  - Why in the hell didn't past presidents do this at their Inaugurations?  CTyankee   Dec-24-08 07:09 PM   #9 
  - You are so right. These men will be acknowledged now, and it's about time. nt  babylonsister   Dec-24-08 07:54 PM   #11 
     - So many are gone, tho! Robin Roberts' dad is one. I get kinda teary when she talks about him  CTyankee   Dec-24-08 08:11 PM   #12 
  - I swear I'm turning into jello already. Beyond verklempt.  AtomicKitten   Dec-24-08 07:52 PM   #10 
  - Yes, it will be so. I feel privileged, also. nt  babylonsister   Dec-24-08 09:04 PM   #13 
  - That is wonderful!!!  OhioBlue   Dec-24-08 10:06 PM   #14 
  - K&R. Thanks for some positive news that reminds people how historic Obama's election is!  jenmito   Dec-24-08 10:10 PM   #15 
  - I'd always read that the idea of the airplane ride was hers. As she was known to be an avid air ...  MookieWilson   Dec-25-08 11:49 AM   #18 
  - It's very good indeed to hear, though I wish they'd been given similar recognition long before.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-25-08 02:59 PM   #19 
  - Finally, a positive inauguration post  angee_is_mad   Dec-25-08 11:46 PM   #25 
  - I'm glad they are being given a place of honor. They EARNED it.  Marrah_G   Dec-26-08 07:24 AM   #26 
  - My father was part of a Tuskeegee Airmen Fighter Group  HamdenRice   Dec-26-08 08:14 AM   #27 

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