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Tuskegee Airmen From right, Julius T. Freeman, Eddie (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Tuskegee Airmen From right, Julius T. Freeman, Eddie Monroe and Robert Olden receive the Rosa Parks Award at Hempstead Town's annual African-American History Month Celebration at the Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion. (Feb. 8, 2011)

Tuskegee Airmen honored in Hempstead

The town of Hempstead celebrated African-American History Month by honoring several Tuskegee Airmen, including one from Freeport.

Tuskegee Airman Victor Terrelonge attends Hempstead Town's annual
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Tuskegee Airman Victor Terrelonge attends Hempstead Town's annual African-American History Month Celebration at the Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion. Terrelonge, a WWII fighter pilot, was among the recipients of the town's Rosa Parks Award on Feb. 8, 2011.

Tuskegee Airmen From right, Julius T. Freeman, Eddie
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Tuskegee Airmen From right, Julius T. Freeman, Eddie Monroe and Robert Olden receive the Rosa Parks Award at Hempstead Town's annual African-American History Month Celebration at the Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion. (Feb. 8, 2011)

Tuskegee Airmen Julius T. Freeman, left, and William
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Tuskegee Airmen Julius T. Freeman, left, and William Wheeler; Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray; Tuskegee Airman Victor Terrelonge; Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby; and Tuskegee Airmen Robert Olden and Eddie Monroe attend Hempstead Town's annual African-American History Month, where the airmen were honored with the Rosa Parks Award. (Feb. 8, 2011)

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Tuskegee Airmen William Wheeler, left, and Victor Terrelonge
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Tuskegee Airmen William Wheeler, left, and Victor Terrelonge attend Hempstead Town's annual African-American History Month Celebration at the Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion. The men, World War II fighter pilots, received the Rosa Parks Award from the town. (Feb. 8, 2011)

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