Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Gives ‘Fly-Jock’ Tom Joyner a Gift at 2013 TJMS Family Reunion in Orlando
The officers and members of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) are proud to announce Tom Joyner as the recipient of the Red Tails Jacket and Honorary membership in TAI in honor of Tom’s late father, Hercules Joyner, a documented original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTA). The Red Tails Jacket is emblematic of the men and women, white and black, who were part of the Tuskegee Airmen experience that led to integration of the U.S. armed forces. Among them were the first African Americans to serve as pilots, bombardiers, navigators, aircraft mechanics, ground crew, and support staff in the U.S. military.
The Red Tails Jacket will be presented to the ‘fly jock’ during the live broadcast of the Tom Joyner Morning Show at the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, on Friday, August 30, 2013, in the Expo Hall at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL. The presentation is slated for approximately 7:30am Eastern time.
Previous recipients of the Red Tails Jacket and Honorary Membership in TAI include George Lucas, producer/director of “The Red Tails” movie and owner of LucasFilms, and Robin Roberts of news anchor of ABC TV’s “Good Morning America” whose father was a documented original Tuskegee Airmen.