RISMEDIA, Oct. 15, 2007-Two Realtors, who served in the famed Tuskegee Airmen unit during World War II, were honored at the closing luncheon of the California Realtor Expo 2007 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Realtors Claude Davis and Theodore (Ted) Lumpkin were honored for their service to the nation and the real estate community during the luncheon, which featured legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) will present the Airmen with flags flown over the U.S. Capitol. Davis and Lumpkin were among more than 100 Tuskegee Airmen awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award from Congress, in the Rotunda of the Congressional Building in Washington, D.C., in March.
Davis is a past president of the Southwest Los Angeles Association of Realtors® and a past regional vice president of the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.). A bomber pilot in the U.S. Air Corps, Davis, 87, resides in the Ladera Heights area of Los Angeles.
Lumpkin served as an Air Intelligence Officer and is president of the Los Angeles chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. He also serves on the national organization’s board of directors. Lumpkin, 87, resides in the Village Green area of Los Angeles.
Tuskegee Airmen Inc. was formed in 1972 by veterans of the “Tuskegee Experience” during World War II from 1941-1949 to educate the country regarding the combat and stateside records of African Americans during the war. The organization has 51 chapters nationwide.
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