Georgians, French Honor Aviation and Civil Rights Pioneer 2nd Lt. Eugene Bullard

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Corporal Eugene Jacques Bullard during WWI and the bronze likeness of 2nd Lt. Bullard which now stands at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Corporal Bullard. (Bullard image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. Photo of statue by Maj. William Carraway.)
The message above is etched in granite on the base of the Eugene Bullard statue at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB at Warner Robins, Georgia. Second Lieutenant Eugene J. Bullard, a native of Columbus, Georgia, is the first African American fighter pilot to ever fly in combat. The World War I Centennial Commission achieved its mission regarding the Eugene Bullard statue unveiling on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Stan Coleman)
The Georgia Department of Defense Remembers
Members of the Georgia Department of Defense Honor 2nd Lt. Eugene Bullard Oct. 9, 2019 at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Left to right, Colonel Ato Crumbly, the first African American commander of the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing; Chief Master Sgt. Washington, senior enlisted advisor, Georgia Air National Guard; Brig. Gen. Tom Grabowski, commander of the Ga. Air National Guard; Maj. Gen. Tom Carden, Adjutant General of the Ga. Department of Defense and Command Sergeant Major Roy Marchert, senior enlisted advisor of the Ga. DoD. (Photo of statue by Maj. William Carraway.)
(5th from the left) Second Lieutenant Eugene J. Bullard statue sculptor Gregory Johnson and Mrs. Johnson share a photo moment with members and friends of the Tuskegee Airmen. ACTAI members attend the Eugene Bullard statue unveiling at Robins AFB Museum of Aviation on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by James Hendricks)

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