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Airport Road bridge dedicated in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Airport Road bridge dedicated in honor of Tuskegee Airman

The new bridge on Airport Road near the Gary/Chicago International Airport will be named the Quentin P. Smith Tuskegee Airman Memorial Bridge. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority paid the $11.6 million tab for building the bridge, which is part of the $166 million airport ru…

May 10, 2013 5:18 pm
Airport Road bridge dedicated in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Airport Road bridge dedicated in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Gary/Chicago International Airport board President Nate Williams, from left, Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen, Quentin P. Smith Jr. and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson unveil one of the signs for the new bridge on Airport Road. The bridge was dedicated in honor of the late Tuskegee A…

May 10, 2013 5:18 pm
Airport Road bridge dedicated in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Airport Road bridge dedicated in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Gary/Chicago International Airport board Vice President Marion Johnson presides over a ceremony Friday dedicating the new bridge on Airport Road in honor of the late Tuskegee Airman Quentin P. Smith. The new overpass will be called the Quentin P. Smith Tuskegee Airman Memorial Bridge.

May 10, 2013 5:18 pm
Tuskegee Airman uses aging years to motivate youngsters

Tuskegee Airman uses aging years to motivate youngsters

Tuskegee Airman Virgil M. Poole talks to members of the Aviation Club Tuesday at Rickover Jr. High School in Sauk Village.

February 19, 2013 4:52 pm
Tuskegee Airman uses aging years to motivate youngsters

Tuskegee Airman uses aging years to motivate youngsters

Tuskegee Airman Virgil M. Poole, speaking to the Aviation Club at Rickover Junior High School in Sauk Village, said he regards his current job of showing young people they can achieve great things in life is even more important than the role he played as a combat pilot in World War II.

February 19, 2013 4:52 pm
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith's Mantle Sculpture

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith's Mantle Sculpture

A statue of a Tuskegee airman adorns the fireplace mantle in the Gary living froom of Quentin Smith. The 93-year-old served in the all black air division.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith at the "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith at the "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Gary's Quentin Smith, 93, right, was one of the local Tuskegee Airmen who inspired George Lucas' new film "Red Tails." He and other airmen, including Shelby Westbrook, left, attended a special advance screening Sunday in Chicago.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Arrives at the "Red Tails" advance screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Arrives at the "Red Tails" advance screening in Chicago

Quentin Smith, 93, center in wheelchair, was one of the local Tuskegee Airmen who inspired George Lucas' new film "Red Tails." He and other airmen attended a special advance screening Sunday in Chicago.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith, of Gary, talks about being a member of that elite group of World War II fighter pilots depicted in the new movie "Red Tails." He's holding a photo of a Tuskegee airman statue at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Awaits "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Awaits "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith, 93 of Gary, right, and Commemorative Tuskegee Airman Henry Tyson, of East Chicago, attended an advance screening of "Red Tails" on Sunday in Chicago.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Close Portrait

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Close Portrait

Quentin Smith, 93, talks about his service in the Tuskegee Airmen while at his home in Gary. The World War II unit is the subject of the new George Lucas film "Red Tails."

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith talks about being a member of that elite group of WWII fighters.

January 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith says he is thankful for all who helped to replace his stolen Congressional Gold Medal. The medal was stolen during a burglary at his home last summer.

January 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith dies at 94

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith dies at 94

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith talks in January 2012 about being a member of that elite group of WWII fighters. Smith died Tuesday at the age of 94.

January 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Portage airman serving in Afghanistan welcomed home

Portage airman serving in Afghanistan welcomed home

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan Buchanan arrives Thursday night at the Central Baptist Church where he was greeted by family, friends and the Patriot Guard for a welcome home party. Buchanan has recently been deployed to Afghanistan.

December 16, 2010 6:45 pm
Portage airman serving in Afghanistan welcomed home

Portage airman serving in Afghanistan welcomed home

Doug Patton, of South Haven, waits with other Patriot Guard members for the arrival of Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan Buchanan, a Portage High School graduate who had been deployed to Afghanistan, and is home on leave.

December 16, 2010 6:45 pm
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