Tonight on WIS News 10 at 6:00 - The 60th reunion of the Tuskegee Airmen

Published: Nov. 4, 2004 at 3:35 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 4, 2004 at 11:27 PM EST
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(Columbia) Nov. 4, 2004 - Thursday night on WIS News 10 learn more about a group of black war heroes who made history 60 years ago.

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of 966 African-American pilots whose performance during World War Two earned them respect from the enemy and from some at home. But, others here in America did not respect the flyers.

WIS News 10's Craig Melvin sat down with one of them and talked about his experience as a Tuskegee Airman, including the racism he encountered.

He says it was "very difficult to be honest. I think I coined a phrase that I felt like I was the most despised and yet respected officer in the Air Force. It looked like they wanted me to fall off the face of the earth."

Watch WIS News 10 at 6:00 tonight as Craig talks to America's Freedom Flyers.

posted 10:34am by Chris Rees