HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii state Senate honored three members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the celebrated group of African-American combat pilots who fought in World War II.
The Senate said that Romaine Goldsborough, Philip Baham and Alexander Jefferson each received a Certificate of Recognition during the Senate's floor session Friday.
Goldsborough and Baham are both Hawaii residents while Jefferson is from Michigan. Goldsborough will be represented by his wife. Sen. Will Espero said the certificates are intended to show appreciation for the veterans' service.
The Tuskegee Airmen are members of the 332d Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group that helped pave the way for desegregation in the U.S. military.