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Request from Captain Brian Settles regarding WW I Fighter Pilot Eugene Bullard

on 16 December 2017.

Per a Request from REPA Member Brian Settles (noted author and Eastern/ATA Captain) I am distributing the below article, which he had presented at the December 12th Atlanta REPA Luncheon….
Jim Holder

For those REPA members who might have a spirit of support for the Georgia WW I Centennial Commission initiative to erect a statue at Robins, AFB honoring Eugene Bullard, please disseminate this information to all who might be in your communication network. We need all the assistance we can get to make this project a reality.

 Eugene Bullard, a Native Son of Columbus, Ga. Who Became a French Combat Hero in WW I and the First African-American Fighter Pilot.  

Eugene Bullard, became a Highly decorated French Foreign Legion and Lafayette Flying Corps pilot, who was shunned by the U.S FLYING CORPS, when the United States entered WW I, because of his Race. Received U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt.'s Commission 33 years after his death to stomach cancer as reparations for his being denied an opportunity to fly for America in WW I.
Black Americans were not allowed to fly for the United States until the early 1940's when the Tuskegee Airmen proved their quantification to fly. The Georgia WWI Centennial Commission wants to erect a Life-sized monument to Eugene Bullard, at Robbins AFB, for his incredible bravery, courage, and Determination to prove he was Good Enough. He did in the face of wrenching rejection by his native America. Please support this cause...   See attachment for expanded story of Eugene Bullard.

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