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March 29, 2007 3:00 AM

Tuskegee Airmen honored with the Congressional Gold Medal

The Tuskegee Airmen were called racist and hurtful names as they became the nations first African-American military pilots during World War II. Thursday, they were called heroes. About 300 airmen, widows and relatives sat proudly in the Capitol Rotunda as the Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal the nations highest civilian honor and a heartfelt salute from their commander in chief.

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