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    Tuskegee Airman on the State of the Union Address

    Anyone watch the State of the Union address last night?
    I was honestly moved by the 100 year old Tuskegee Airman that President Trump pointed out last night.
    The stories that gentleman could tell! WWII, Korea, Viet-Nam! That's a lot of seat time!
    My uncle was a combat pilot in Germany toward the end of WWII, and I have always had a spot in my heart for these guys.
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    I had 2 relatives that were B-17 flight engineers in both Europe and the South Pacific and another piloted a B-25. They were very humble about their experiences. About 20% of them went down.
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    Tuskegee Airmen

    May God Bless Those That Serve and Served !
    My avatar is in Honor of my Great Grandfather , Corporal J.M. Johnston , who fought for the Confederate 36th Regiment , Company H , Heavy Artillery & who was captured by the Union at Fort Fisher, NC on Jan. 15 1865 at @ 10:00PM.

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    Yes, he looked great, what a heroic career. I wonder how many pilots flew combat in three wars I had a Navy Aviator friend who sadly passed years ago, that flew in WWII, Korea and Nam. There couldn't have been many.

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    100 wow!

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    Promoting him to Brigadier General at the State of the Union... Awesome!

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    Certainly well deserved and very much appreciated. Promotion to Brigadier, well earned.

    And well conceived and presented! A spectacular moment.
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    You guys should have a look at this site. It is an amazing project. It highlights a fallen WWII vet every day on what would have been their 100th birthday. I’ve been following it for about a year now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padraig View Post
    Yes, he looked great, what a heroic career. I wonder how many pilots flew combat in three wars I had a Navy Aviator friend who sadly passed years ago, that flew in WWII, Korea and Nam. There couldn't have been many.

    Padraig
    Possibly more than you'd think.....much respects to every one of them! Regardless of seat time.

    My dad had a friend when I was a kid, I believe he was a B-17 tail gunner. He had a model of an ME-262 jet in his den, I asked him why once, and he told me he built the model because he'd shot one of them down! That was a WOW moment.....
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