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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.

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