Interview with Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. James C. Warren

by arthouseflower

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KYOS’s Steve Colvard interviews Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. James C. Warren. The Tuskegee Airmen was the first all-black aerial military unit, based in Tuskegee, Ala., in 1941, according to the Tuskegee Airmen website. Blacks were barred from flying for the U.S. military before 1940, but civil rights groups helped change that, according to the site.

Click onto the link to listen to the interview ˜__ 8

Lt. Col. Warren was a grand marshal in Merced MLK Parade, which included Bishop Dwight Amey, who sits on the city Planning Commission and is a pastor at New Faith Tabernacle Christian Church of Merced, and educator Iris Jackson, who served as mistress of ceremony at the fairgrounds.

Warren is a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was navigator aboard the Hanoi Taxi, the C-141 whose mission was to pick up POWs released by the North Vietnamese and bring them to Clark Air Base in the Philippines.

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