World War II Tuskegee Airman Speaks at Berkeley College in Honor of Veterans Day

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

WORLD WAR II TUSKEGEE AIRMAN SPEAKS AT BERKELEY COLLEGE
IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY
 
 
 
Photo Caption A: TSgt. Shade M. Lee of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen speaks at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Berkeley College Garret Mountain Campus in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), NJ, as Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, (right) looks on. TSgt. Lee told stories of his time as a communications chief and flightline technical inspector during the war, when segregation pervaded the military and the country. TSgt. Lee is the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and he was directly involved with the desegregation of Air Force bases. Berkeley College military students and staff also were honored at the ceremony.
 
 
 
Photo Caption B (L to R): Berkeley College Assistant Vice President, Military and Veterans Affairs, Richard E. Robitaille, EdD; TSgt. Shade M. Lee of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen; and Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD. TSgt. Lee spoke at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Berkeley College Garret Mountain Campus in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), NJ, during which Berkeley College military students and staff were honored.
 
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