Skip to content

Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen

Today I’m remembering the veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. I am especially reminded of the 332nd Fighter Group of the US Army Air Corps, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military pilots and were a valuable contribution to US war efforts beginning with World War II.

Over the years, this dedicated group of men flew 1,578 missions. They were also awarded many prestigious medals, including eight purple hearts.

Lt. Col. Herbert Carter

Lt. Col. Herbert Carter was one of the original 33 pilots in the Tuskegee Airmen program. He served until 1969 and worked tirelessly to overcome racial stereotypes. Carter passed away on November 8th of this year at the age of 95.
Today, let’s reflect on the families of those who served—and died—in protecting our country.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: