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Mom Flew Helicopters in Desert Storm (Part 2)

Air Assault: A Battalion of Chinooks Launch Last week’s post concluded with these two paragraphs: On January 15, 1991, the United Nations gave Saddam Hussein an ultimatum to withdraw from Kuwait. He didn’t budge, and on January 17, U.N. forces led by the U.S. attacked Iraq. Desert Shield had become Desert Storm, and a five-week…

Bessie Coleman, America’s First Black Aviatrix (Woman Pilot)

A Tribute to Bessie Coleman for Black History Month Black History Month, February 2008, my daughter-in-law asked me to suggest a notable African American woman on whom my granddaughter, Katie, might do a report for her kindergarten class. (Bessie Coleman’s photo courtesy the Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots, Oklahoma City) I didn’t have to think…

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