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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 04:50 PM

I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings

RIP to CMSgt James Cotton, Tuskegee Airman.

https://newjerseyglobe.com/in-memoriam/james-cotten-new-jerseyan-who-served-with-tuskegee-airmen-dies-at-93/

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Reply I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings (Original post)
The Polack MSgt Aug 23 OP
Sherman A1 Aug 23 #1
Docreed2003 Aug 23 #2
2naSalit Aug 23 #3
niyad Aug 23 #4
The Polack MSgt Aug 23 #5
Duppers Aug 24 #6
DashOneBravo Aug 24 #7

Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 04:55 PM

1. RIP

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 05:03 PM

2. RIP

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 05:06 PM

3. ...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 08:48 PM

4. Requiescat in pace, brave soul.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend. How are you doing?

I am friends with one of the few remaining Tuskegee Airmen, and I know that his time is short. Watching him fade in this time of isolation is very hard.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 09:38 PM

5. I met him when he was a contracting officer at McGuire AFB

He worked as a GS-12 until he was 85. He did 21+ in the Air force and 44 years as a government employee and when I knew him he was 81 years old & still walked too fast for me to easily keep up with him.

I wish I could have called him a friend, but he was only an aquaintence.

Tougher than wire rope wrapped in boiled leather...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2020, 05:12 AM

6. For my 20,001 post: a Huge K&R. 🇺🇸

Please watch the video, folks.

CMSgt James Cotton

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2020, 12:18 PM

7. Rest In Peace CMSgt James Cotton.

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