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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:48 AM
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Tuskegee Airman and Obama Inaugural Invitee Robert Searcy Dies...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 06:51 AM by Dennis Donovan
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20090918/NE...

ATLANTA, Ga. Former Tuskegee Airman Robert J. Searcy has died of colon cancer at his granddaughter's home in Atlanta. He was 88.

Searcy's death on Sept. 7 came lest than eight months after he was among several Tuskegee Airmen who attended the inauguration of the nation's first black president, Barack Obama.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the country's first black military pilots and crew. They trained in Tuskegee and then fought with distinction in Europe during World War II. But they faced segregation when they returned home.
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Cross gently and thank you, sir! :patriot:
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:55 AM
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1. CAVU sir and thank you.
:patriot:
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:15 AM
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2. What a wonderfully wild life-ride he had.
Gives service designed around color, demeaned because of color, then elevated to hang with the biggest most powerful in the world with and for that color.

Really, though, he was a man, seems a good man, seems a man's man, maybe a great man. And that has not a thing to do with color.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:37 AM
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5. You said so much is such a small space. Thank you. nt
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:24 AM
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3. Some very fine men
I got a chance to meet many of the surviving members at their 50th reunion.

You wouldn't find a better group of people.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:32 AM
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4. Good flight, Airman Searcy.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:42 AM
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6. R.I.P.
What a brave and humble group of men they are! O8)
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