Tuskeegee Airman Approaching 100th Birthday Asks For BD Cards

OneEyedDiva

Well-known Member
Location
New Jersey
First of all, retired Sgt. Butler looks amazing to be 99 years old! His birthday is on May 21st. Article excerpts:
"Butler is believed to be the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen in Rhode Island. Nicknamed Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of Black military pilots who made history fighting in World War II, breaking barriers and leading the way in desegregating the U.S. military."
He was going to join the Canadian air force with a friend but after signing up his parents didn't approve, so he joined the American air force.
"Butler would become a mechanic for the Tuskegee Airmen — working on legendary planes, all while dealing with racism."

"Being in Tuskeegee, Alabama, it wasn't very acceptable to white people for Black soldiers to be walking around," Butler said.
"Today, he has awards, coins and so much more documenting his accomplishments.
But he's looking for one more thing: birthday cards."

"You can mail your happy birthday wishes to Victor W. Butler, in the care of Gary Butler. The address is P.O. box 3523, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910."
And he promised to read every one. I'm going to send one. Here's the full article which includes a YT video.
https://www.kcra.com/article/tuskegee-airman-birthday-cards-100/39839184

@Pecos @Paco Dennis @dseag2

 

dseag2

Dallas, TX
Location
Dallas, TX
First of all, retired Sgt. Butler looks amazing to be 99 years old! His birthday is on May 21st. Article excerpts:
"Butler is believed to be the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen in Rhode Island. Nicknamed Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of Black military pilots who made history fighting in World War II, breaking barriers and leading the way in desegregating the U.S. military."
He was going to join the Canadian air force with a friend but after signing up his parents didn't approve, so he joined the American air force.
"Butler would become a mechanic for the Tuskegee Airmen — working on legendary planes, all while dealing with racism."

"Being in Tuskeegee, Alabama, it wasn't very acceptable to white people for Black soldiers to be walking around," Butler said.
"Today, he has awards, coins and so much more documenting his accomplishments.
But he's looking for one more thing: birthday cards."

"You can mail your happy birthday wishes to Victor W. Butler, in the care of Gary Butler. The address is P.O. box 3523, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910."
And he promised to read every one. I'm going to send one. Here's the full article which includes a YT video.
https://www.kcra.com/article/tuskegee-airman-birthday-cards-100/39839184

@Pecos @Paco Dennis @dseag2
I will buy and mail that birthday card! Thanks for letting us know.
 

Paco Dennis

Well-known Member
Location
Mid-Missouri
 

dseag2

Dallas, TX
Location
Dallas, TX
First of all, retired Sgt. Butler looks amazing to be 99 years old! His birthday is on May 21st. Article excerpts:
"Butler is believed to be the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen in Rhode Island. Nicknamed Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of Black military pilots who made history fighting in World War II, breaking barriers and leading the way in desegregating the U.S. military."
He was going to join the Canadian air force with a friend but after signing up his parents didn't approve, so he joined the American air force.
"Butler would become a mechanic for the Tuskegee Airmen — working on legendary planes, all while dealing with racism."

"Being in Tuskeegee, Alabama, it wasn't very acceptable to white people for Black soldiers to be walking around," Butler said.
"Today, he has awards, coins and so much more documenting his accomplishments.
But he's looking for one more thing: birthday cards."

"You can mail your happy birthday wishes to Victor W. Butler, in the care of Gary Butler. The address is P.O. box 3523, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910."
And he promised to read every one. I'm going to send one. Here's the full article which includes a YT video.
https://www.kcra.com/article/tuskegee-airman-birthday-cards-100/39839184

@Pecos @Paco Dennis @dseag2
I finally watched the video, and he does indeed look amazing! I'm buying the card on Monday and will send my best wishes to him.
 

JonSR77

Senior Member
First of all, retired Sgt. Butler looks amazing to be 99 years old! His birthday is on May 21st. Article excerpts:
"Butler is believed to be the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen in Rhode Island. Nicknamed Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of Black military pilots who made history fighting in World War II, breaking barriers and leading the way in desegregating the U.S. military."
He was going to join the Canadian air force with a friend but after signing up his parents didn't approve, so he joined the American air force.
"Butler would become a mechanic for the Tuskegee Airmen — working on legendary planes, all while dealing with racism."

"Being in Tuskeegee, Alabama, it wasn't very acceptable to white people for Black soldiers to be walking around," Butler said.
"Today, he has awards, coins and so much more documenting his accomplishments.
But he's looking for one more thing: birthday cards."

"You can mail your happy birthday wishes to Victor W. Butler, in the care of Gary Butler. The address is P.O. box 3523, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910."
And he promised to read every one. I'm going to send one. Here's the full article which includes a YT video.
https://www.kcra.com/article/tuskegee-airman-birthday-cards-100/39839184

@Pecos @Paco Dennis @dseag2

They were some great, great men. Among the most decorated soldiers in WWII.
 


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