Thursday, February 19, 2009


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2.19 On this date in 1942, the Tuskegee Airmen were initiated into the armed forces. They constituted the first African-American flying unit in the U. S. military. Altogether 992 pilots graduated from the Tuskegee airfield courses; they flew 1,578 missions and 15,533 sorties, destroyed 261 enemy aircraft, and won over 850 medals. The American army’s 100th pursuit squadron a group of Black aviators fought valiantly over Britain and other European countries.

I usually awaken/get up 11 or 11:30. But this morning the guys were out making a hole, fixing the leaky pipe. They started before 8 a.m. and were right under my window. Couldn't go into the living room to sleep on the couch because Trace was coming to clean the apartment. Bummer!! Did get a little sleep after noon when Trace left and the welcoming couch was available.
Glad tonight's steak night at the Clubhouse. A fitting reward for my suffering.

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