Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

WWII: Tuskegee Airman must have some tales to tell

Letter by Ric D. Hillsberg, Olympia on Aug. 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 5 Comments »
August 23, 2011 1:14 pm

My wife and I stopped by the Old Country Buffet in Lakewood on Friday, Aug. 19. As we entered, a man and his wife were leaving. I noticed the hat he was wearing; he was a Tuskegee Airman.

He was walking with some difficulty and with a cane and seemed to be in some pain. I wanted to shake his hand and tell him what a honor it was to meet him. I didn’t bother him, but I’ve spent the last few days wishing I had. I wanted to tell him what a inspiration he is, to overcome all the obstacles in his life. I wanted to tell him he is the best of the best.

If he or his lovely wife reads this, maybe he could give me a call and we could sit down and he could tell me tales of World War II.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.