HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Southeastern Michigan’s Selfridge Air National Guard Base is hosting four original members of the Tuskegee Airmen on Tuesday.
The base in Macomb County’s Harrison Township says the four World War II veterans will be guests of honor at noon at the Selfridge Base Community Council lunch meeting.
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The guests are retirees Col. Charles McGee and Lt. Cols. Alexander Jefferson, Washington Ross and Harry Stewart Jr.
They were members of the famed African American air unit, the Tuskegee, Ala.-based 332nd Fighter Group. Selfridge says they will lead a discussion panel after the viewing of a short clip from a movie about the group’s triumphs while facing racism and segregation.