Tommy Anderson and Joe Mantegna at Lieutenant Colonel Robert Friend’s 99th Birthday (one of 1941 Tuskegee Airmen)

Author of Haboob Wind, Tommy Anderson and renowned actor Joe Mantegna celebrated Lieutenant Colonel Robert Friend’s 99th Birthday on February 24th, 2019.  Col. Friend was one of the original 1941 Tuskegee Airmen that fought in World War II.

The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II. They formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces.

To learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, visit their website.

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