Former Tuskegee Airman Attends Inauguration
Tuskegee Airman Les Williams ’74 (BA ’49)

“I never thought I’d see this day,” says former Tuskegee Airman Leslie Williams ’74 (BA ’49), of the January inauguration of the nation’s first African-American president,  Barack Obama. “it was very, very emotional.”

Williams witnessed the historic ceremony along with some of this fellow airmen, veterans of the WWIII Army Air Corps African-American pilots group, all at the special invitation of the president. “It was such an honor. We even had seating, with a good view too,” says Williams, who will celebrate his 90th birthday this year. To read more about Williams and his service with the Tuskegee Airmen go to