GED Section fam...Take a moment today wherever you are to give a royal salute to Willie Rogers, the oldest surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen. Rogers passed away from complications of a stroke Friday, Nov, 18th. He will be greatly missed.
In case you don’t know the heroic story of the Tuskegee Airmen, let us educate you—because they are an important part of American culture. They deserve their proper respect! The Tuskegee Airmen were legends. They broke down walls and color barriers as the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. military. They flew planes for the armed forces. Before them, there had never been an African American pilot in the U.S. military. The rest is history.
Check out this clip of the heroic fight the Tuskegee Airmen had to battle just to get the military to let them fly. It was no easy feat....
Drafted in 1942, Willie Rogers was a member of the first all-black aviation squadron. For that we say: “Thank you sir for your service good sir!”
Suffering from complications of a stroke, Rogers passed away in his home in St. Petersburg, Florida. #RIP Willie Rogers! Well done good sir!