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Bearcat99
10-20-2004, 03:49 PM
http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/images/Larry-Roberts.jpg (http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04460.htm)

Chuck_Older
10-20-2004, 04:00 PM
He's hopped in his plane and flown Home, Bear


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GR142_Astro
10-20-2004, 04:28 PM
What a great life he led. So long Tuskegee Airman.


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Howie A
10-20-2004, 04:34 PM
He was quite a man and quite a commitment of life long service. God bless him.

Stiglr
10-20-2004, 04:34 PM
~S~

dieg777
10-20-2004, 04:43 PM
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Sadly those that fought during WW 2 and survived are now mostly in their 80s and so their passing will become more frequent.
Just earlier today I read an obituary for Group Captain Mike Stevens who passed away last month.
He flew for the RAF in the Battle of France, in Africa and in defence of Malta. A brave man awarded the DSO and 3 DFCs.

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T_O_A_D
10-20-2004, 06:12 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifTo him and his brave brother's in arms all across the land that served for us.

SKULLS Virga
10-20-2004, 06:18 PM
~S~

LEXX_Luthor
10-20-2004, 06:24 PM
Can't find it now, but there was a webpage at ebonywings about a 99th flyer (I think) who earlier flew in Spanish Civil WAR (many Ussian pilots volunteered for SCW on the Republican side). The fellow had died some time ago, and he was quiet about his experiences, the article author corresponded but never met him before his death. That's all I recall.

p1ngu666
10-20-2004, 06:26 PM
he must be flying his p51 etc off a cloud airbase right now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
flying with old friends too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

LEXX_Luthor
10-20-2004, 06:48 PM
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He is flying his I~15 between the clouds now. More pure Fun.

Mackane1
10-20-2004, 06:55 PM
They never lost a bomber......S~

heywooood
10-20-2004, 07:46 PM
with the heartfelt thanks of what has become a thankful Nation.

Proper recognition for the Tuskegeee Airmen and their sacrifices was long overdue.

Gladly - many did live to see it.

Thank-you to all who have served and serve today.

Mashie_Nibblick
10-20-2004, 07:56 PM
~S~

Old_Canuck
10-20-2004, 08:29 PM
~S~

Sturmtrooper
10-20-2004, 08:37 PM
~S~

BSS_Goat
10-20-2004, 08:39 PM
S!

wayno7777
10-20-2004, 09:39 PM
S! Also Charlie Woods passed on. He was a WW2 pilot who survived disfiguring burns in a crash. He was 85. S! Saw it in USA Today today.

Heavy_Weather
10-21-2004, 06:24 AM
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diabloblanco1
10-21-2004, 09:55 AM
Bearcat I like how your unit keeps the Tuskegee Airmen's names in our minds and now our hearts. You guys do a great job to make sure these men get the proper notice. S~

El Turo
10-21-2004, 10:47 AM
!S to the Red Tails, who endured a war on two fronts and did so with dignity, class and unmatched quality of service.

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Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, sunward-silvered wings. Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun split clouds. And done a hundred things you have not dreamed of. Wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hov'ering there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delerious, burning blue, I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace where never lark, or even eagle flew. And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrepassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God

UCLANUPE
10-21-2004, 11:01 AM
Don't worry our fallen hero you will NEVER be forgotten. S!

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joeap
10-21-2004, 11:07 AM
S! God bless him and his comrades, who had to fight the enemy in Europe and a more diffuse "enemy" at home.

99th Obsidian
10-21-2004, 12:10 PM
Pride, distinction, honor, valor, discipline, some of the words used to describe the service of the Tuskegee Airmen. Col. Roberts exemplified all that the Airmen stood for. He will be missed but not forgotten. I fly IL2FB-AEP-PF with a red tail as a reminder of the battles fought and won by the Airmen over Europe and in the US.

He is truly a "Red Tailed Angel" now.

Obsidian out.

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LilHorse
10-21-2004, 12:54 PM
S! More and more of our heros leaving us everyday now. Condolences to his family.

Bearcat99
10-21-2004, 07:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by diabloblanco1:
Bearcat I like how your unit keeps the Tuskegee Airmen's names in our minds and now our hearts. You guys do a great job to make sure these men get the proper notice. S~ <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You have no idea how much that means to me because THAT is why we do what we do. To keep thier memory alive and make people aware. These brave men fought, sometimes to the death, for a nation and even fellow soldiers that hated them and held them in contempt and they did it with honor. In my humble opinion ALL the men who fought in WW2 except for the dispicable ones..... on ALL sides even... -because some of the Japanese and German airmen were men of honor and valor too they were just on the wrong side-deserve recognition. That is why we do what we do.. or one of the reasons anyway.... However the men who came out of Tuskegee were unique in the sense that the promise of democracy and freedom so readily and clearly seen by thier compatriots of a different hue was not as clearly defined in thier eyes, yet they fought on, they fought on for what they believed in and they fought on for the promise and the ideal of all the things that make THIS nation unique among the nations concieved by man throughout the ages.

Before anyone jumps on this and tries to turn it into an American bashing thread... or an American cheering thread... I wont stand for it and Ill delete any post to that effect. All I said was unique.. not better, more anything... just unique.

310th Falcon
10-22-2004, 02:57 AM
~S!~ So long....he is in God's hands now.


Best Regards

El Turo
10-22-2004, 10:59 AM
Not ready for page two.

tsisqua
10-22-2004, 05:07 PM
~S~ Bear

Well written post, and may he RIP.


Tsisqua

SKIDRO_79FS
10-22-2004, 05:48 PM
~S~ Rest In Peace.

An excellent tribute to another great man the likes of which we probably will never see the likes of again.

MAY GOD BLESS THEM AND KEEP THEM IN THE HOLLOW OF HIS HAND AS WE REMEMBER THEM IN HONORED GLORY

woofiedog
10-22-2004, 10:50 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gifGod Bless!

Udidtoo
10-23-2004, 03:47 AM
~S~ En memoria de la valiente.

GT182
10-23-2004, 09:09 AM
~S!~ Col. Roberts, R.I.P., you are God's copilot now. Dip a wing for us now and then.

I met Edward Powell and his beautiful wife Ann at MAAM'S WWII Weekend last summer. Even got a kiss and hug from her and an autographed copy of their book "The Tuskegee Airmen" plus MAAM's poster tribute to them, signed by all. Also met Luthier Smith, Eugene Richardson, and Bemard Proctor. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It was hard to hold back tears shaking their hands I'll tell ya. It was the best day of my life for years to come. God Bless them all. ~S!~