and well disserved.
Today the Tuskegee Airmen receive the Congressional Gold Medal for their action during and after WWII.
From the Washington Post:
By Michael E. Ruane and Avis Thomas-Lester
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, March 29, 2007; Page A01
When Charles E. McGee slid his P-51 fighter, “Kitten,” onto the tail of the fleeing German FW-190 in the skies over Austria in 1944, he fired his six big machine guns and struck a blow for civil rights back home.
What these men faced, both in the skies over Europe as well as at home, should inspire all of us.