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Bearcat99
02-13-2006, 06:02 PM
U.S. Senate votes to award Congressional GOLD to the Tuskegee Airmen (http://veterans.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Newsroom.PressReleases&month=10&year=2005&id=252)

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-13-2006, 06:07 PM
Nice!

Treetop64
02-13-2006, 06:10 PM
"Well Deserved" doesn't even begin to cover it.

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BSS_Goat
02-13-2006, 07:02 PM
Sorry, I thought it was Congressional Medal of Honor. Salute to a well deserved and late award.

Mescof1
02-13-2006, 08:21 PM
Long time overdue! S!

Mescoff

Zeus-cat
02-13-2006, 08:32 PM
It will be interesting to see the design that is selected. A well deserved honor.

Saunders1953
02-13-2006, 08:39 PM
They were a truly fine example of America's best. Good deal!

Enforcer572005
02-13-2006, 09:19 PM
quite an honor for a bunch of guys who had to take so much c r a p from our own people. All honor to them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Achilles_NZ
02-14-2006, 04:23 AM
Well deserved and long overdue.
Should have been done a long time ago when there were more left alive to recieve it.
But better late than never. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

djetz
02-14-2006, 05:01 AM
Excellent to see those guys get the thanks they deserve. And better late than never.

Hawgdog
02-14-2006, 07:11 AM
bump

why didnt a democrat push this thru years ago?


Those poor boys and men took such c r a p from their "betters" for nearly the whole time they were over there fighting, came home to not much better oppertunities.
Better late than never I suppose, but way better if all them that came home were still alive to see the rewards of their sacrifices, says I.
Lets not forget about those blacks who raised hell in Korea and Nam too.
regards-

SeaFireLIV
02-14-2006, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by Hawgdog:
bump

why didnt a democrat push this thru years ago?


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Exactly. the fact it took so long says a lot in itself. It`s disgusting that those lads weren`t rewarded earlier.

T_O_A_D
02-14-2006, 08:23 AM
Great! too little too late though. I hope the ones that have passed on find out some how. some way.

VF-51-Dart
02-14-2006, 09:15 AM
Good news. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

CPS_Triad
02-14-2006, 09:22 AM
S~ Bearcat.

Great News! Better now than any later. Wish they could clear up that stuff about 'who shot what' and make a couple of those guys aces. True back in the day they weren't going to get any more credit than the people in charge would let them, but I remember reading about two pilots in that group that were denied their ace status becuase some of the kills were probable.

Not complaining; still great news. It still won't undo the original injustice; but it's something.

Triad


The Pilot fomerly known as triad773

Tator_Totts
02-14-2006, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by Hawgdog:
bump

why didnt a democrat push this thru years ago?


Those poor boys and men took such c r a p from their "betters" for nearly the whole time they were over there fighting, came home to not much better oppertunities.
Better late than never I suppose, but way better if all them that came home were still alive to see the rewards of their sacrifices, says I.
Lets not forget about those blacks who raised hell in Korea and Nam too.
regards-

I am not denying they desrve a medal for all they did and the **** they took. I had the privalege to meet them and talk to them. I asked them why did they do it? What motivate them to stay with the bombers and not chase ace kills. They told me when the flew the saw those faces in those bombers and knew one day they will have grandchildren. They did it for them. I dont think they fill cheated but it is the right thing to honor them.

Tator Gives a big Salute and respect.

J_Anonymous
02-14-2006, 11:48 AM
The TV movie about the Tuskegee airmen was very moving. What struck me most when I watched their TV interview afterward was that they are real gentlemen.

Originally posted by Hawgdog:
why didnt a democrat push this thru years ago?
Daniel Inouye was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962 from Hawai'i. Lt. Inouye was a war hero who lost his arm when he served with the legendary 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Even with Senator Inouye in the Senate, the Japanese American soldiers, including Inouye himself, had to wait for 55 years until 2000 to receive the Medal of Honor (which was originally recomended by military Commanders, but denied by the congressional vote immediately after the war).

Stigler_9_JG52
02-14-2006, 12:48 PM
Well deserved, long overdue!

<S> to them all.

Gold_Monkey
02-14-2006, 01:57 PM
Finally !!! Great news for a brave fighting force, S! Redtails.

VMF-214_HaVoK
02-14-2006, 02:18 PM
Its about d@mn time!

carts
02-14-2006, 06:31 PM
About bloody time!Talk about being "airbrushed from history"

Stackhouse25th
02-14-2006, 08:22 PM
if i was a german pilot in ww2, they would have lost a few bombers to fighters.

VF51_Flatspin
02-14-2006, 11:06 PM
Way to miss the point Stackhouse.

60 some years later. Well, 'bout time! Hat's off to the Red-tailed Angels!

Glad I get an opportunity to vote Levin back in!

wayno7777
02-14-2006, 11:13 PM
~S~ It better be ratified!

Prop_Strike
02-14-2006, 11:19 PM
Great news and obviously very well deserved.
When I read about the way these heroes were originally treated, I feel embarressed to be white! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif .....It is amazing how ignorant some people were(and probably still are).

As you probably all know, George Lucas is producing a movie called 'Redtails' about these fine men. Has anyone heard any more about it?
Release date?, cast?, Director?
Hope they do a decent job of it!!

VF51_Flatspin
02-16-2006, 12:07 PM
Let's give this another run on the front page...really is fantastic news!

Phalcon51
02-16-2006, 01:20 PM
I was listening to the radio the other day and heard this -
Leroy and Helen (http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media/player/kpcc/news/features/2006/02/20060213_features6) (needs Real Player)

Turns out one of the original Tuskegee Airmen has been living practically next door to me in Pasadena, CA. for most of my life. They are featured in a short audio clip from the local Pasadena City College radio station KPCC on Valentine's Day because they've been married for 57 years. Hell, that's 2 years longer than I've been alive. I hope he's one of the recipients.

Swivet
02-16-2006, 03:32 PM
Excellent Bear..........

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