October 23, 2005

Tuskegee Airmen off to Iraq; Mission: Inspiration

Via Matt (B-Five).

Tuskegee Airmen Suit Up, Head to Iraq

TUSKEGEE, Ala. - Lt. Col. Herbert Carter is 86 years old and ready for deployment. More than 60 years after his World War II tour with the pioneering black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, Carter's new mission will be shorter, though no less courageous.

Carter is one of seven aging Tuskegee Airmen traveling this weekend to Balad, Iraq - a city ravaged by roadside bombs and insurgent activity - to inspire a younger generation of airmen who carry on the traditions of the storied 332nd Fighter Group...

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God bless 'em.

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The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
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