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‘National treasure’ buried at Oahu cemetery

September 26, 2013
The Maui News
Dorothy Goldsborough, the wife of Romaine Goldsborough, an original Tuskegee Airman, appears with Alphonso Braggs, president of the Honolulu chapter of the NAACP, at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe on Wednesday. Romaine Goldsborough, a mechanic with the 332nd Fighter Group, which served in Italy during World War II, was one of the first African-American military airmen from the Tuskegee Army Air Field, Ala. He was laid to rest Wednesday on Oahu. Braggs said that Goldsborough, and men like him, humbly paved the way for future generations of minorities.“He certainly didn’t consider himself to be a hero,” said Braggs. “We feel he is a national treasure, simply because he epitomized what is duty, honor and courage amid all odds. He stood tall as the gentle giant against racism (and) suppression.”
Department of Defense / CYNTHIA CLARK, Navy petty officer first class, photo
 
 

 

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