MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – The only living Korean War Medal of Honor recipient from the Navy is expected to appear at the Experimental Aircraft Association's convention in Oshkosh.
Thomas Hudner received honor in 1951 for attempting to save Ensign Jesse Brown, the Navy's first African-American aviator to fly in combat. Hudner crashed his plane to try to help his wingman who just went down behind enemy lines.
The 87-year-old lives in Concord, Massachusetts, and plans to be at AirVenture on Wednesday to talk about his mission and aircraft.
The convention starts Monday and runs through Sunday.
Eight members of the fames Tuskegee Airmen unit will be at the convention on Wednesday, among other attractions this week. They were members of an African-American air unit that served when the U.S. military practiced rigid racial segregation.
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