Retired Army Air Corps Lt. Cols. Ashby and Lumpkin in Reno
Retired Army Air Corps Lt. Cols. Robert Ashby and Theodore Lumpkin deliver a message of self-confidence and perseverance to Traner Middle School students on Feb. 28. Ashby and Lumpkin are original Tuskegee Airmen who came to Reno for the formal announcement of a new western region chapter, named after original Tuskegee Airman George W. Porter who passed away in Feb. 2013. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American service members allowed into flight training and flew over 15,000 combat missions during World War II. Photo by Maj. Dennis Fournier, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs
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