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Tuskegee Airmen: My personal tribute!

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In light of NASA’s recent tribute this month in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen, I wanted to pay a personal tribute to my uncle, Lowell Cleaver, one of the Tuskegee airmen who served as a pilot in WW2!

During his tenure, he would garner many accolades including Top Cadet in Aerobatics and Aerial Gunnery. Here’s his fascinating story through his daughter’s eyes:

https://mylifestory283.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/my-dads-amazing-story-he-was-one-of-the-tuskegee-airmen/

https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/86086/n2p84cnh/

https://twitter.com/PVAMU/status/960649344629313538

NASA’s Tribute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fFIRHNdUmw

I had the honor of singing at his homegoing service in 1989. I loved him so much. He was an amazing man and so proud to be a part of this amazing legacy.

Just wanted to share! Enjoy!

Kim L
Darlene Batrowny
Derrick James
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Saletta, May your HEROIC uncle rest in peace. You should be VERY proud of him. I know you miss him very much. Thank you for sharing!

Aimee Carroll
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Thanks for sharing your story Saletta.  I will take the time to read the links just as soon as I get a chance.  Great legacy.

Aimee Carroll
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How wonderful you were able to honor him. Thanks for sharing!

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What A Great Honor !

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@KJ, Derrick, Darlene and Joseph.  Thx everyone!  And I do miss him very much.  He was such an amazing person.  So glad they are still being recognized for their valiant efforts and contribution!

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Thanks for sharing Saletta.  These brave men deserve all the accolades they get.  Sadly, our WWII Vets are thinning out quickly.  I hope they know how much gratitude we hold for their sacrifices, and how special that you were able to honor him one last time.  I will check out the links when I get a few minutes.  

Aimee Carroll
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Finally had a chance to follow the links.  It's sounds like your uncle was quite the man.  Sounds like he was definitely a go-getter who could do it all.

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@Kim and Derrick.  Thank you so much. My great-uncle would be so proud.  He was truly a man of honor. Glad to share this experience with you guys.  Best!

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Saletta

Your uncle certainly is an inspiration.  Very gifted and he accomplished a lot with his gifts and talents throughout his life.  That is the very definition of a full life.  He not only left your family great memories but also a great legacy upon which you are building.  

Thanks for sharing.

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@ Fred. Amen and Thank you for your kind words.  Glad to be able to share!  Blessings!

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