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VMF513_Sandman
09-02-2004, 06:02 AM
last saterday alva temple went to the happy hunting ground. he was 1 of the tuskegee airmen, flew 120 missions. he was 87.
tuskegee's were the first all-black american fighter squadrons flying p-51's. the squad never lost a single bomber to enemy fighters. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

[This message was edited by Bearcat99 on Thu September 02 2004 at 02:00 PM.]

VMF513_Sandman
09-02-2004, 06:02 AM
last saterday alva temple went to the happy hunting ground. he was 1 of the tuskegee airmen, flew 120 missions. he was 87.
tuskegee's were the first all-black american fighter squadrons flying p-51's. the squad never lost a single bomber to enemy fighters. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

[This message was edited by Bearcat99 on Thu September 02 2004 at 02:00 PM.]

Monson74
09-02-2004, 06:07 AM
RIP

S!

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Bearcat99
09-02-2004, 06:12 AM
Thanks for the heads up.

~S~ R.I.P

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Jasko76
09-02-2004, 08:40 AM
Always sad when one of these old tigers pass away. He's in a better place now. S!

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FbusterMk3
09-02-2004, 10:42 AM
How do you/we pronounce "Tuskegee" ?

AlexDavies
09-02-2004, 10:55 AM
i think it's tusk a ge

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Kasdeya
09-02-2004, 11:03 AM
Its pronounced TUSS-key-gee. Atleat thats how I have always heard it pronounced (film and documentaries). But Either way could be right.

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gombal40
09-02-2004, 11:06 AM
strange that those
who are unknown to me
can give a sence of loss

Zyzbot
09-02-2004, 11:09 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Kasdeya:
Its pronounced TUSS-key-gee. Atleat thats how I have always heard it pronounced (film and documentaries). But Either way could be right.


I have always heard it pronounced Tuss-KEE-gee...with the accent on the second syllable.

FbusterMk3
09-02-2004, 11:48 AM
I usually read it as tusk-a-gee, perhaps it would help if someone could explain what it means and where it came from?

Just did quick google: seems Tuskagee is a place, the people who live there should know how to pronounce it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Kasdeya
09-02-2004, 12:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zyzbot:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Kasdeya:
Its pronounced TUSS-key-gee. Atleat thats how I have always heard it pronounced (film and documentaries). But Either way could be right.


I have always heard it pronounced Tuss-KEE-gee...with the accent on the second syllable.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep thats more like it. I was reading it to myself and I couldn't figure out which was the accented syllable. Thanks for clearing me up mate. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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DrDave242
09-02-2004, 01:02 PM
Yup, it's "Tuss-KEE-gee," and that's a hard G, as in "guy," not a soft G as in "Germany." They were named after the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, where flight training was conducted.

The Tuskegee were a Native American tribe, by the way.

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Bearcat99
09-02-2004, 03:00 PM
What Dr Dave said. BTW Sand man I just capitalized the pilots name in your title.... (Its a thing of mine with names.. dont ask me why...)

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Hawggy
09-02-2004, 03:40 PM
&lt;S&gt;

(Playing Taps)

RIP Alva Temple

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Red_Russian13
09-02-2004, 04:01 PM
I posted in another thread about this gentleman. I am always saddened when one of these men departs our land...I wish I could thank them all, maybe chat with them a bit too...Time is running out I think.

I have a hard time listening to Taps. Whenever I hear it, I get chocked up...My guess is a lot of us do. I think of all those that came before me, and my friends and brothers in arms who've passed. That's a lot of weight for one melody...

Semper Fi, Alva Temple. I know you weren't a Marine, but I honor you with our motto because you, like your fellow Tuskegee Airmen, were the definition of it...Always Faithful.

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UCLANUPE
09-02-2004, 04:28 PM
Paying respect to the fallen heroes that paved the way for so many in successive generations. The struggle goes on. S!

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essemm
09-02-2004, 04:42 PM
Nothing but respect for Mr. Temple, as well as every other person who died in that war defending their country.

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Flyby_99
09-02-2004, 05:17 PM
RIP Mr Temple. May you fly escort for Angels now. Here's to the Sun and the Wind at your back.
Flyby out

p1ngu666
09-02-2004, 06:39 PM
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i respect the tuskegee's alot, owning the germans and racism back home http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

im sure he has his own little airfield on a cloud somewhere, with redtailed aircraft dancing through the skies with the others who have risen to the airfield in the sky http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

RIP

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99th_DiscoStu
09-02-2004, 07:23 PM
R.I.P. Alva Temple. Much respect for anyone who places their lives on the line in our armed services and fights for the very freedoms I use every minute of everyday. I hope there is a brand new Pony awaiting his arival in heaven so he may fly it and never have to look over his shoulder for enemies.

~S~ Mr. Temple!