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Boy Scout honors memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Freeman Field

A local Boy Scout has created a memorial plaza at the Seymour airport in the hopes more people will take the time to learn about and pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. The idea for the project began two years ago when Tim Molinari of Seymour started to think about what he could do to earn his Eagle Scout rank, the highest level of Scouting. His interest in aviation and history played a big part in his decision to focus his efforts on bringing more attention to the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots who flew during World War II. By visiting the Freeman Army Airfield Museum and talking with museum curator Larry Bothe, Molinari learned that some of the Tuskegee Airmen...