An Afternoon With The Tuskegee Airmen June 2nd
The Texarkana Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, will host the honorable Claude R. Platte Dallas Fort Worth Chapter, of the Tuskegee Airmen. This event will be held at the Truman Arnold Student Center at 2500 North Robison Road, Texarkana, Texas and is free to the public.
The Tuskegee Airmen have one of the most prolific wartime records of losing minimum U.S. bombers, an unparalleled achievement during any wartime operation. This elite and highly decorated World War II African-American aviator unit inspired revolutionary reform throughout the Armed Forces. The Tuskegee Airmen,would later become known as the “Red Tail Angels.” They flew more than 1500 missions, destroyed over 250 enemy aircraft, and won more than 850 medals.In April 2006, the United States Congress awarded the Tuskegee Airmen the Congressional Gold Metal, Congress’ most distinguished civilian award. The Airmen are still touching generations with their excellence through sharing the history of the African American aviators and support personnel that were trained at an isolated complex near the town of Tuskegee, Alabama, as well as the many success stories of the later careers of these American patriots.