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Editorial: Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Roscoe Brown's passing

(Source: WSFA 12) (Source: WSFA 12)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. died on Saturday. He was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who, among other things, helped the United States win the Second World War.  He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was 94.

When I read Brown’s obit on our website on July 4th, I was reminded of the fact that we are on the verge of losing personal contact with that war. Those who were just 18 as the war ended are now turning 90.

World War II will be as impersonal to my grandchildren as the Civil War is to me.

Not everyone who fights for their country has the noteworthy success of Dr. Brown, but everyone who goes to war does achieve greatness.  That personal sacrifice for country is, unfortunately, necessary for a country to survive.

I hope you enjoyed Independence Day on Monday as much as I did. Let’s not make it a once-a-year remembrance.  Let Dr. Brown’s passing, and the passings sure to come, remind us of the great things people did long before our time to insure freedom and independence for America.

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