This summer, Owens, chief pilot for Glendale Aviation, hopes to make a round-the-world flight to honor World War II's Tuskegee Airmen.I had the fortune to meet Lt. Col. Charles "A-Train" Dryden some years ago, when I lived in Atlanta. He was ill, and I was dispatched to take him to the hospital. When I found out who he was, and we spent most of the trip talking about flying, WWII history, and the Tuskegee Airmen. He wrote his memoirs, I bought a copy, and he was gracious enough to autograph the book.
These heroes of American history deserve a fitting tribute. We should be honored by their actions, and they are worthy of our gratitude and respect.