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Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith laid to rest

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith laid to rest

GARY | Funeral services were held Tuesday for Quentin Smith, a decorated Tuskegee Airman, longtime educator and former Gary city councilman.

January 22, 2013 7:51 pm Photos

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Late Tuskegee Airman was favorite teacher of state senator

INDIANAPOLIS | Quentin Smith was a Tuskegee Airman, a former Gary city councilman and a living legend when he died Tuesday at age 94.

January 17, 2013 7:15 pm Related
Quentin P. Smith Remembered

Quentin P. Smith Remembered

Photos of Tuskegee Airman Quentin P. Smith taken over the last few years.

January 17, 2013 2:15 am

Quentin Smith was bombardier

A story in Wednesday's editions incorrectly described Quentin Smith's role in the military. The story should have stated that he served as a bombardier with the Tuskegee Airmen. The Times regrets the error.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith dies at 94

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith dies at 94

GARY | Quentin Smith, one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, died Tuesday at the age of 94.

January 15, 2013 9:31 pm Photos

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Stolen medal replaced for Gary Tuskegee Airman

Stolen medal replaced for Gary Tuskegee Airman

GARY | Saying they wanted to right the wrong done when former Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith's Congressional Gold Medal was stolen, officials on Friday presented him a replacement.

April 20, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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VIDEO: Quentin Smith gets his medal

VIDEO: Quentin Smith gets his medal

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith was presented with a replacement Congressional Gold Medal in ceremonies in Gary. His medal was stolen last summer.

April 20, 2012 9:21 pm
Tuskegee Airman to receive replacement medal Friday

Tuskegee Airman to receive replacement medal Friday

GARY | A 93-year-old member of the Tuskegee Airmen from Gary who had the medal he received for his service stolen from his home last summer will receive a new one Friday, according to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office.

April 18, 2012 12:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: Medal theft reaches a new low in thievery

MARK KIESLING: Medal theft reaches a new low in thievery

Just when you think human nature has sunk to its nadir, someone comes along and surprises you with how low a person can go.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am
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
New horizons for acceptance

New horizons for acceptance

GARY | Quentin Smith describes the new George Lucas film "Red Tails" as "a movie meant to keep an important story and message alive for future generations to know and learn from."

January 15, 2012 10:45 pm Photos

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VIDEO: Red Tails

VIDEO: Red Tails

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith, of Gary, attends an advanced screening of George Lucas' "Red Tails."

January 15, 2012 10:45 pm
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
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