Synopsis The National Memorial Day will be held again after three years. First Lt. James H. Harvey III, one of Colorado’s last Tuskegee Airmen, will be the Grand Marshal of the Parade. After a brief pause of three years, the National Memorial Day Parade has wrapped D.C in a whirlwind again. One thing that has piqued the public’s interest globally is that the parade will be led by First Lt. James H. Harvey III , a pilot with the renowned African American Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group. Harvey is a decorated Korean War aviator. He has flown many American fighter planes, like F-47 and F-51, even though he wasn’t in combat during the second world war. Along with his three buddies, he was selected to fly in the first gunnery competition hosted by the Air Force, “Top Gun” style. They were flying the old F-47 against a team piloting the newer F51s and F82s in a propeller competition outside Las Vegas in 1949 May. He was just 25, enjoying the intense competition when an F82 crashed, killing its two pilots. Although Harvey’s team won the competition by scoring the most overall points, they didn’t get the credit for forty years…. Read full this story
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