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Congressional Gold Medal Honorees

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  • City Lights: Vi's memories won't be lost

    Monday afternoon, I sat in a living room a block from the Huntington Beach shore, surrounded by the effects of the life of Vi Cowden. I may be one of the last people to see them all under one roof. Kim Ruiz, Cowden's only child, invited me to visit...
  • Family of Former First Lady Betty Ford Heads To Michigan For 2nd Service

    Family of Former First Lady Betty Ford Heads To Michigan For 2nd Service
    PALM DESERT, Calif. -- The body of former first lady Betty Ford is being flown to Michigan Wednesday, where she will be buried with her husband, former President Gerald Ford, following additional funeral services. The former first lady's remains were...
  • Betty Ford dies at the age of 93

    Betty Ford dies at the age of 93
    Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Ford died Friday evening with...
  • 'We did our part'

    'We did our part'
    Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo. The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
  • Roger 'Bill' Terry dies at 87; member of WWII Tuskegee Airmen

    Roger 'Bill' Terry dies at 87; member of WWII Tuskegee Airmen
    Roger "Bill" Terry, the only member of the all-black group of World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died of heart failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center....
  • Lee A. Archer dies at 90; Tuskegee Airman was ace pilot

    Lee A. Archer dies at 90; Tuskegee Airman was ace pilot
    Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee A. Archer, a Tuskegee Airman considered to be the only black ace pilot, who also broke racial barriers as an executive at a major U.S. company and founder of a venture capital firm, died Wednesday in New York City. He was...
  • They're doing it Frank Sinatra's way

    They're doing it Frank Sinatra's way
    Anew era is beginning in the career of Frank Sinatra even if the Chairman of the Board isn't here to participate. The iconic singer died May 14, 1998, and the 10th anniversary is being marked with a flurry of activity, including a new U.S. postage...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Statement Concerning The Tuskegee Airmen

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) today issued the following statement regarding the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen. The legendary black aviators received the medal during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda....
  • Tuskegee airman from Indiana battles cancer

    One of Indiana's last surviving members of World War II's history-making Tuskegee Airmen says he won't be able to attend President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration because he's battling stomach cancer. Eighty-nine-year-old Walter Palmer of...
  • History calls them -- again

    For years, Robert Searcy tried to forget serving as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. Sometimes, he thought of his service in the segregated military as two years, 10 months and 27 days lost. He had hoped to become a doctor but enlisted instead at...
  • Norman Borlaug dies at 95; revolutionized grain agriculture and won Nobel Peace Prize

    Norman Borlaug dies at 95;  revolutionized grain agriculture and won Nobel Peace Prize
    Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" who is widely credited with saving millions of lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing countries around the world, died Saturday in Texas....