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Reception held for Tuskegee Airmen

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three Tuskegee Airmen who are visiting Hattiesburg were honored at the Hub City's African-American Military History Museum tonight. Charles McGee, Herbert Carter and Leo Gray were welcomed by city officials and were presented proclamations from the Forrest County Board of Supervisors.

The 3 airmen served in the highly-decorated, but racially-segregated 332nd Fighter Squadron in World War Two. This evening, they signed autographs and posed for photographs with local residents.

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., they'll sign more autographs at Main Street Books.

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