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Updated: 01/16/2014 08:00:02AM

Tuskegee Airman to speak

at Friday youth EAA dinner

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Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray (USAF Retired), will be the keynote speaker for a Friday Youth Aviation fundraiser dinner hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240.

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Young men and women receive hands-on education through the EAA Young Eagles flights, workshops on maintenance and repairs on donated aircrafts.

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Tuskegee Airmen were known as fearless pilots in their P-51 fighter planes dubbed "Red Tails."

By KIM LEATHERMAN

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Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray (USAF Retired), a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, will be the keynote speaker for a Friday Youth Aviation fundraiser dinner hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 at the Group 44 Airport Operations hangar at Sebring Regional Airport at 6 p.m.

The highly decorated Lt. Col. Gray joined the Army Air Corps just after graduating high school in 1943. Shortly after that he graduated as a Second Liuentenant, single engine pilot from the Tuskegee Army airfield.

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