US President George W. Bush salutes the...
Washington, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush salutes the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during a ceremony in which they were recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, 29 March 2007. The United States Thursday honored the Tuskegee Airmen, some 300 black pilots who made their proud mark flying fighters over Europe in World War II, six decades after the war's end. The group was presented the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's foremost award for civilians, honoring one of the war's most distinguished records in air combat. The pilots overcame racial prejudice to become the first African-Americans to be permitted to fly in the war. AFP PHOTO/MANNIE GARCIA (Photo credit should read MANNIE GARCIA/AFP via Getty Images)
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