"Red Tails": The real Tuskegee Airmen

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In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, Tuskegee airman Theobald G. Wilson poses for a portrait during the "Red Tails" press junket in New York.  "Red Tails," a film that chronicles the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen, opens Friday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

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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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