If you know anything about the Tuskegee Airmen, you know these Black Pilots went through their own personal Hell in order to be able to fly and fight for the United States. Discrimination was real back in the 1940’s, not perceived like it is today. Today Vilmar posted about a black female sailor who is refusing to pay proper respect to the National Anthem and Flag because she feels as a black woman the United States doesn’t have her back.
General Chappie James was a Tuskeege Airman who fought in three wars. He was part of the fighter pilot team of Blackman and Robin. This is a man who experienced discrimination in its worse form but still loved America. Here is what he said after pinning on his 4th Star.
“I’ve fought in three wars, and three more wouldn’t be too many to defend my country. I love America, and as she has weaknesses or ills, I’ll hold her hand.”
It’s a shame people like this Sailor have no idea of the men and women who went before her and what they endured so she could have the opportunities she has today.