TITLE

A Pioneer for Freedom

PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Airman;Feb99, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that United States President Bill Clinton promoted Benjamin O. Davis Jr., commander of an all-black Army Air Forces flying unit, to four-star general on December 9, 1998. Achievements of Davis; Remarks of Clinton on Davis.
ACCESSION #
1695960

 

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