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Tuskegee Airman Visits The Proud Bird to Remember His Time Serving in World War II

by Jada Montemarano

Lumpkin is a living member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American Air Force group that fought in World War II.
He visits the eatery’s Tuskegee exhibit with current owner John Tallichet, who is carrying on his father’s legacy.

Tallichet’s dad started The Proud Bird because he too served in the military as a B-17 pilot, and wanted to celebrate military aviation.

Outside the building, you can find a dedication to the Tuskegee Airmen with a replica of the planes they used to fly, the Red Tails.

The Tuskegee Airmen exhibits are not only important to those who served the nation, they also hold a special place in the hearts of the community. Lumpkin says The Proud Bird opened its doors for many African Americans when no one else would.

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