Tuskegee Airmen

William White, Tuskegee Airmen successfully battled racism, America's enemies in WWII

William White says he and his fellow members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen fought two battles during World War II: one against America's enemies and another against racism. White is sure he and his mates helped win the former on the battlefield, while he clearly has won the latter in his heart.

"That group played a big part in bringing the war in Europe to an end," White said of the Tuskegee Airmen, immortalized in "Red Tails," a 2012 motion picture. "I'm real proud to be a part of it, because they made history as far as I'm concerned."

White, 86, was honored for his service in the all African-American aviation unit during a ceremony at...