tuskegee airmen

Tuskegee Airmen Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Two members of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen have received Congressional Gold Medals during a Veterans Day ceremony at the National Warplane Museum. Relatives of three other recipients accepted medals on their behalf during Friday’s ceremony attended by about 200 people at the western New York museum. The Tuskegee Airmen were recruited into an Army Air Corps program that trained blacks…

Former Tuskegee Airman, Roscoe Brown Jr., Dies at 94

A man who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was a longtime New York City educator has died. Roscoe Brown Jr. was 94. His granddaughter Lisa Bodine says he died Saturday at a hospital in the Bronx. She says he recently fell and broke his hip. In 2007, Brown and five other airmen accepted the…