A Sad Day…

The city of Colorado Springs has lost a local icon, and the nation another hero. Franklin James Macon passed away last night at his home in the Springs. He was 97. The Tuskegee airmen, often known as the “Redtails” based on the bright red tail flash on the P-51 Mustangs that they flew during WWII, are a national treasure. Of the over 14,000 who were part of the Tuskegee experience, less than 50 are believed to remain with us. Their determination to perform with distinction despite challenges both at home and abroad made them true national heroes.

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Tuskegee Airman Gets Wish to Help Dyslexic Students | AARP | aarp.org

In his 97 years, Frank Macon has overcome dyslexia, was one of the original Tuskegee airmen, spent a career working at a military facility, raised a family, cowrote an autobiography and was awarded one of the nation’s highest honors. But he said he might be proudest of being inducted into the hall of fame — at his high school…. Source: Tuskegee Airman Gets Wish to Help Dyslexic Students

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Tuskegee Airmen honored at Air Force Academy | Fox21News

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force Academy paid tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen through a wreath-laying ceremony on Wednesday. The tribute recognizes a major historical milestone for diversity in the Air Force, as the Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American aviators who began serving during World War II. Click on the links to watch! Source: Tuskegee Airmen honored at Air Force Academy

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