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George Lucas' tribute to World War II Tuskegee Airmen Donna Teresa Homefront Posted: 01/31/2012 01:35:58 AM PST Updated: 01/31/2012 01:35:58 AM PST There are so many stories of heroism and honor from World War II.
In the opening scene of Red Tails , the new film produced by George Lucas about the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, hundreds of computerized planes emerge on screen in a pitched air battle. The tension-filled battle sequence ends and the action
Herbert Carter and Mildred Hemmons had no time for dating in the early months of 1942. He was training to become a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation's first military program for African-American pilots...At 18, she'd become the first black
One of this weekend's biggest films is "Red Tails," the George Lucas -produced story of World War II's Tuskegee Airmen...Well, before 1940, African-Americans weren't allowed to fly in the U.S. military (serve, sure, but not fly). In 1941, due to
They were called "Red Tails" because they painted the tails of their fighter jets red during World War II . The military saluted one of the group's few survivors today at Arlington National Cemetery ...Luke Weathers, a member of the storied group
If virtue was the sole or primary criterion for judging a movie's worth, then Red Tails would score an easy four stars. It's a noble, inspired-by-a-true-story yarn, about the Tuskegee Airmen, plucky African-American fighter pilots, trained in Alabama,
The parade will begin at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 24th Street and will end at the Merced County Fairgrounds. "It's a display of the results of Martin Luther King's life," said Eugene Drummond Sr., a volunteer on the Martin Luther
Circa May 1942 to Aug 1943 at an unknown location. (National Archives) The skies were filled with bombers and fighter planes. Their engines hummed steadily, in the otherwise quiet skies above Germany. The target of the March 24, 1945, mission was the
In a report released Wednesday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues suggested 14 changes to current practices and called on the federal government to improve the way it monitors research supported by taxpayers. The report
Last year, Shelp said the state agency served 2,500 veterans and expects to serve 1,000 this year. With conditions like post-traumatic stress syndrome, substance abuse and drugs, there is a heightened increase for mental health needs for soldiers.