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Tuskegee Airman Speaks About Importance Of Memorial Day

10:27 PM, May 28, 2012   |    comments
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West Columbia, Sc (WLTX) - Veterans, staying at the Agape assisted living facility in West Columbia, were given a special ceremony for Memorial Day.

James McClain has seen more than most over the course of 86-years. The Tuskegee airman flew his plane to search out German submarines and help protect American B-25 bombers from WWII enemy aircraft.

"I was fortunate to survive because I had two good people behind me. Amelia Earhart and Charles Pollick number two," said McClain.

At the Agape senior facility, McClain and other vets were treated to a special memorial day ceremony, honoring them for their service and hard work.

"I can remember the hard times. And now I am sort of receiving the good times. To me it is sort of important."

While he has a decorated past, he says that all veterans should feel proud of themselves on Memorial Day for the service they have given to this country.

"It feels good to be honored as a veteran. It feels great," said McClain.

A good feeling McClain says he hopes other vets are sharing around the Midlands. The airman says just last week he flew to Washington D.C for his first ever honor flight.

He says seeing the world war two memorial for the first time was more than moving than what he had seen on tv.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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