Tuskeegee Airman’s Remains Found at Border of Austria
BREAKING NEWS From the Smithsonian Institute:
“There were 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action during World War II. Now, there are 26. On last Friday, the Defense Department confirmed that it had identified and recovered the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces Captain Lawrence E. Dickson, a member of the famed all-black 332nd Fighter Group, later known as the Tuskegee Airmen, whose plane crashed by the Austria-Italy border in 1944. It is believed that Dickson is the first Tuskegee Airman recovered since the end of World War II.
The Newburgh Chapter of Tuskeegee Airman, a number of whose original members are now in their 90’s, continues to honor this service group by making yearly scholarship donations. They will be holding a major fundraising event later this month, The 20th Annual Willie Carter/Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Golf Classic which is a major
fundraiser for scholarships given to worthy Newburgh students each year. Sponsored by the New Windsor-based Maj. Gen Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of the national Tuskegee Airmen organization, the tourney memorializes both the famous World War II all-black fighter and bomber squadrons and the late, great Orange County golfer and educator Willie Carter. Carter was an African-American pioneer in promoting young golfers as well as his students at Mechanicstown Elementary School, where he served as Principal. Play will tee off with a 10 a.m. shotgun start on Monday, August 20th at the West Hills Country Club, in Middletown, New York.
This year the Major General Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Celebrated their 20th year of providing tuition assistance