07 23 2014
  5:30 pm  
     •     

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio member of the Tuskegee Airmen is donating his Congressional Gold Medal and other mementoes to the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
The museum in Wilberforce in western Ohio plans to put the gifts from Charles Williams on permanent display.
The 93-year-old Dayton man served in World War II with the airmen, the nation's first Black military pilots and ground crew. He says they had to overcome resistance from a nation that he says did not want blacks trained to fly.
Besides the Congressional Gold Medals he and other airmen received in 2006, Williams' contribution to the museum also includes autographed photo posters from a gathering of surviving airmen in Dayton last month. Previously, Williams donated his old Air Force uniform.

Commenting Guidelines

  • Keep it clean: Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language
  • No personal attacks: We reserve the right to remove offensive comments
  • Be truthful: Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything
  • Be nice: No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person
  • Help us: If you see an abusive post, let us know at info@theskanner.com
  • Keep to topic: We will remove irrelevant posts and spam
  • Share with us: We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts; the history behind an article

Recently Published by The Skanner News

  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
load morehold SHIFT key to load allload all
Energy Trust
THIS SITE WORKS BEST ON GOOGLE CHROME

PHOTO GALLERY

Calendar

About Us

Hood to Coast
Breaking News

The Skanner TV

Turn the pages

QR Code
 

Your Health