The 2018 Soldiers of The Year Award will be presented to the Tuskegee Airman 23 May 2018. The brave group of men defied segregation and rose above ignorance to seize the chance to prove themselves equal to any man of any race, creed, or color. Their achievements are well-chronicled and they were an integral part of protecting our bombers. The Bombadiers quickly noticed the Red Tails in formation to protect them and bonds of mutual respect were forged between the two all-important flying units.

 

The sculpted trophy will be accepted by the perfect ambassador in Mr. Terence Harrison, Director of Student Veteran Services at the University of Cincinnati. Sergeant Harrison remains with the Army reserves and is a great patriot and leader. The sculpted trophy will be sent to the Tuskegee Airman headquarters in Tuskegee, Alabama for permanent display.

 

Ohio State Senator Joe Uecker will also send a senatorial document marking their place in history.

Thank You Senator

Senator Joe Uecker took me to lunch when I was fourteen to discuss high level military service and a career in government service. He is a regular speaker at My GI Foundation banquets and is always ready to lend a hand to support my philanthropy and service to veterans. He has represented the 14th District since 2013 as a Republican member of the Ohio Senate.

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