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June 7, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Tuskegee Airman dies

Sending gratitude to a hero on his last flight

I was saddened to learn of the death of Rhohelia “Bob” Webb [“Rhohelia ‘Bob’ Webb was ‘super volunteer,'” NWFriday, June 5]. America is a lesser place for his passing. He was a true American hero.

What else can you say about a man that was fighting two wars — at home and abroad. I had the privilege of hearing the Tuskegee Airmen speak at the Seattle Museum of Flight and was touched by their gentle spirits, humor and camaraderie. These men are true American heroes and deserve our gratitude and respect.

We’ll miss you, Bob, as you make your last flight into eternity. God bless you.

— Owen Williams, Seattle

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