Meet one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, 95 years young, Lt. Col. Robert Friend, as he shares his personal stories.
Lt. Colonel Friend has had a storied life; born in South Carolina in 1920, he earned a private pilot certificate from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1939. His hard work and dedication took him to the Tuskegee Institute in 1942 where he received his wings as an Air Force Pilot. A skillful pilot of P47 and P51 single engine planes, Lt. Col. Friend flew as wing man for the Commander of his group, in the European theater of World War II. He is the last surviving member of the 332nd Fighter Group of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Reception to follow
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia
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