Event Headlined By Lt. Col. Harold Brown
One of the original
Tuskegee Airmen will headline a Minnesota Twins Salute to World War
II veterans Wednesday, Sept. 7th, at the Metrodome.
Dr. Harold Brown, Lt Col USAF (Ret.), of Minneapolis, was among
the nearly 1,000 young black men who fought both racial prejudice
and the German Luftwaffe as a pilot in the famed 332nd fighter
group, known for its trademark "Red Tails."
Dr. Brown will throw out the first ball and will also be
available for autographs and photo opportunities at the Red Tail
Project booth on the Metrodome concourse before and after the game
with the Texas Rangers.
Red Tail Project volunteers will be there to answer questions
about the educational effort and their work to restore the
centerpiece of the project: a P51-C fighter like those flown by
many of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Also joining Dr. Brown will be another WW II veteran, Lawrence
“Larry” Brown, Minneapolis, who served 52 months and
took part in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
This special day to honor all veterans of the conflict closely
coincides with the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Cirrus Design is a
leading supporter of the Red Tail project.
“The Red Tail Project is about keeping alive the spirit of
the Tuskegee Airmen, and retaining this important part of aviation
history for future generations to learn about and be inspired
by,” said Dale Klapmeier, CIRRUS co-founder and executive
A banner with the logos of the Red Tail Project and Cirrus
Design, will be prominently displayed during the game to give
additional visibility to the project and the day’s theme.