Saturday, January 21

Courage has no color

What do I plan to do this weekend? Go see the long overdue new moving picture, Red Tails, of course.

The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II. (The nickname "Red Tails" was coined when the pilots painted the tails of their P-47s red.)

The story follows the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country and the fate of the free world.

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