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8 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Hilton Carter, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen who went on to a distinguished career of public service after World War II, has died.  He was 91.

 

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/may/14/tuskegee-airman-hilton-carter-was-91

 

I thought I posted this on Wednesday (3 days ago) apparently not.  

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“One of the last”. Lol. Guarantee we’ll be hearing that for at least 20 others.

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12 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Stephen Lawrence, a Tuskegee Airman-turned-minister and motivational speaker, has died. He was 98. Lawrence was drafted into the army in 1943, due to his experience as a welder. 

 

https://www.gainesville.com/news/20200611/tuskegee-airman-stephen-lawrence-dies-at-98

 


You forgot to say "one of the last" this time :lol:

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4 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


You forgot to say "one of the last" this time :lol:

Wasn't in the text. For all we know, there's a whole community of them congregating in Gainesville and it may be years before the term applies. I could be posting these into the next decade. :angel2:

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James Cotten a Tuskegee Airman who rose to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and who served 21 active military duty & 45 more years with the defense department, died August 14th. He was 93. In 2012, Cotten was presented the Congressional Gold Medal for his service with the Tuskegee Airmen.

 

https://newjerseyglobe.com/in-memoriam/james-cotten-new-jerseyan-who-served-with-tuskegee-airmen-dies-at-93/

 

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2 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

"one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen"

 


Joined this forum 12 years ago and I swear I have read this line at least once every 6 months.

So bored of it now... and it's still not true. I'm watching the Wiki pages of at least 5 Tuskegee Airmen, and they're just ones of particular note. On top of that there must be quite a few others still kicking about.

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5 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Joined this forum 12 years ago and I swear I have read this line at least once every 6 months.

So bored of it now... and it's still not true. I'm watching the Wiki pages of at least 5 Tuskegee Airmen, and they're just ones of particular note. On top of that there must be quite a few others still kicking about.

Given its overuse, I decided to put the direct quotes around it, They are not my words but those of at least one of the articles reporting on his death.

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39 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Given its overuse, I decided to put the direct quotes around it, They are not my words but those of at least one of the articles reporting on his death.


I did notice that and thought that might be the reason. I'm criticising these half arsed journalists, not you. :D

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The absurdity of ‘one of the last’ redundancies is precisely why I started the thread.  That said, there should be less than 15 remaining.  Also, I think the veracity if claims can be questioned in certain cases (not the recent one though) as the media relies on statements from survivors.  My family tree has a perpetuated lie that made the newspaper, so I know the drill personally.

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57 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

The absurdity of ‘one of the last’ redundancies is precisely why I started the thread.  That said, there should be less than 15 remaining.  Also, I think the veracity if claims can be questioned in certain cases (not the recent one though) as the media relies on statements from survivors.  My family tree has a perpetuated lie that made the newspaper, so I know the drill personally.

SC


Are you and alt obits guy the same person?

 

You used to post a lot of “alternative” type obits of people copy and pasted from Google and then stopped all of a sudden. Then alt obits guy appeared and seems to do the same thing now....

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55 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Are you and alt obits guy the same person?

 

You used to post a lot of “alternative” type obits of people copy and pasted from Google and then stopped all of a sudden. Then alt obits guy appeared and seems to do the same thing now....


no :(

just other things going on, and many others including the aforementioned picking up the slack.  So I don’t bother too often.  

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