The NAVAL AIR STATION FORT LAUDERDALE MUSEUM will be attending this big Event!
Art & Antiques SHOW at the WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
The NASFL Museum will be able to attend this show. We will have a large, spacious booth with WWII memorabilia displays, signed books and calendars, vintage merchandise and historic photographs. COME VISIT US!
"OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY" is the theme of this unique and exciting exhibition of extraordinary museum quality historical artifacts. Leading dealers who have devoted most of their lives to discovering and identifying these treasures, which up to now have largely found homes only in private collections and national institutions, will offer their items for sale to the general public.
American History Represented
Outside the main hall, on the surrounding grounds, the Show will include re-enactors of the Civil War & WWII periods with encampments, live fire demonstrations, battle re-enactments and a military vehicle display.
"Remember The Past Is Where The Future Comes From"
AT THE WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
800 N.E 8th STREET (Two blocks South of Sunrise Blvd. on U.S 1)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
This exhibition will take place on:
February 10th, 11th, 12th, 2012
Friday, February 10th, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 11th, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 12th, 9:00am to 4:00pm
PARKING IS FREE .............. Admission $10 ................ PARKING IS FREE
COME AND ENJOY ONE OF A KIND EXHIBITS!
INCLUDING RE-ENACTORS OF THE CIVIL WAR & WWII PERIODS,
ENCAMPMENTS, LIVE FIRE DEMONSTRATIONS, BATTLE RE-ENACTMENTS
AND A MILITARY VEHICLE DISPLAY!
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS ONLY $10 Parking is FREE
S E E Y O U T H E R E !
NAVAL AIR STATION FORT LAUDERDALE
hosted at the LAUDERDALE YACHT CLUB
1725 S.E 12 Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2012 at 11:30 AM
Lt. Col. Leo Gray, US Army Air Corps WWII, one of the Tuskegee Airmen
George Lucas' new movie "Red Tails" now showing!
Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray USAC WWII
Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray
has made significant contributions to the United States throughout his military and civilian careers. Soon after high school graduation, Lieutenant Colonel Gray joined the Army Air Corps and began his aviation cadet training in 1943. Little more than a year later he graduated from the Tuskegee Army Air field as a Second Lieutenant, single engine pilot. While stationed in Italy as a fighter pilot, Gray flew 15 combat missions in P-51s for a total of 750 hours flying time. He left active duty in 1946, but remained in the USAF Reserves until 1984. During his 41 years of military service, Lieutenant Colonel Gray earned a Coveted Air Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Gray earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1950, a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska in 1952, and did post graduate work at the University of Maryland from 1962-1964. He began his 30 year career with USDA in 1953 as a Technical Assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Agricultural Extension Service. Gray wore many hats in the USDA career. He served as an agricultural economist with the Economic Research Service, an economist with APHIS in California, and as Director, Program Planning Office of the Food Safety & Inspection Service to mention a few. In addition, he was an economic consultant to United States Department of Agriculture in West Africa. (Tuskegee Airmen, display a poster of the HBO movie Lt. Leo Gray
third from the left).
His professional and civic life reflects his deep commitments to the Tuskegee Airmen, to agricultural economic research organizations, and to cilil rights. He is a member of the Tuskegee Airmen In, and in 1991 became founder and president of the Miami Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. He is the past president, vice president and treasurer of the East Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, the founder and past president of the Forum on Blacks in Agriculture, the past president of Good Hope East Civic Association in Silver Springs, MD and a former member of the Richmond, California, Model Neighborhood Citizens Board. Other memberships include the Air Force Association, the Retired Officers Association, and the NAACP. Lieutenant Colonel Gray has traveled extensively the North, Central and South America, and Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. A widower, Lieutenant Colonel Gray has six children and ten grandchildren
Red Tails Movie
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