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Tuskegee Airmen in The News

Last Updated: June 4, 2006, 06:33:45 AM PDT

Larry Brown, like many other little boys, admired pilots and dreamed of flying airplanes.

But for a black child in the 1930s, that dream seemed out of reach.

"All I could do is look to the sky and watch them fly," said Brown, who grew up in Memphis, Tenn.

It wasn't until high school, when he met a couple of members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black flying unit in the U.S. military, that he realized his fantasy could become reality.

Left to right, George Porter, Edith Roberts and Larry Brown talk about the military history of the Tuskegee Airmen during a visit to the Modesto Airport on Saturday. Roberts' late husband was a member of the group.

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