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Tuskegee Airmen honored in Hempstead

Tuskegee Airmen From right, Julius T. Freeman, Eddie

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) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Tuskegee Airmen William Wheeler, left, and Victor Terrelonge
Photo 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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