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If you look behind his story there’s a woman you will find. Not in the struggle for the glory but with a duty on her mind. Now meet The Women of Tuskegee. Tuskegee Airmen they are named. Lost within the clouds of time. Not a movie to their fame. They served in many places were talented and smart. Knowing of the great experiment they played the backup part. “What's this now? ‘Wild black gals flying! Not in US Army planes! Take your childhood Bessie Coleman dreams! Are you crazy or insane?” They toiled in splintered, darkened rooms to heal the aching soul, took dictation, typed, bulldozed fields served in any needed role. Doctors, nurses, captains few servicewomen of all ranks hands at work in World War II This is said to give them thanks. The men they backed took to the sky great pilots that they were. Name this airplane- Damselfly for it belongs to her. 2/7/19 Tribute to the Women of Tuskegee/ African American History Month

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Date: 2/9/2019 11:25:00 PM
Thank you, Janis for this piece of history! What amazing people! And a lovely tribute :)
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Janis Thompson
Date: 2/10/2019 8:07:00 AM
Thanks for the read P.S.
Date: 2/7/2019 6:32:00 PM
So inspiring! So glad I ran across it!
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Janis Thompson
Date: 2/12/2019 9:13:00 PM
Thank you for the read.
Date: 2/7/2019 5:49:00 PM
now that is a piece of the puzzle i never sus/expected
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Janis Thompson
Date: 2/12/2019 9:14:00 PM
A surprise for me too.