Tuskegee Airman visits Dover Air Force Base

February 29, 2008 4:09:13 AM PST
Dover Air Force Base marked Black History Month on Thursday with a reception for Dr. Granville Coggs, a former Tuskegee Airman. About 200 people attended the gathering organized by the base's African-American Heritage Committee.

Coggs, now 82, showed a film showing the role that the Tuskegee Airmen played in fighting discrimination in the military.

Coggs received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1953 and later became the first black physician at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco.

He lives in San Antonio.


Information from: Delaware State News, http://www.newszap.com