"Red Tails": The real Tuskegee Airmen

Veteran George Hickman, a Tuskegee Airman during World War II and from Seattle, salutes before he raises the 12th Man Flag before the beginning of the NFL football game against the Ravens as part of the Seattle Seahawks NFL salute to service for military veterans on Veterans Day weekend, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black aviators in the U.S. military. They were trained in Alabama at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, as a segregated unit during World War II. "Red Tails," a new movie chronicling the heroism of these men.

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