Gratitude Long Deferred

Tuskegee Airmen Tell Blue Ridge Gathering About Their Lengthy Wait For Recognition

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Posted: February 6, 2013

Grant S. Williams (left) and Harry Quinton reminisce about their service with the groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen, the first unit of African-American military aviators in U.S. history. The now-honored veterans said it was different when they came home from World War II: Despite his service, Quinton said, “I was just another colored boy.” (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
WEYERS CAVE — When Grant S. Williams Sr. and Harry Quinton returned to their hometowns after World War II ended, it was as if nothing had changed.  

“I was just another colored boy,” said…

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