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Board Honors the Tuskegee Airmen, WWII Heroes

 

Veterans are acknowledged with a round of applause 
Board and public clap for all veterans as veterans are acknowledged at the meeting.


Board Chair Mike Gingell, Vice Chair Jeff Matis, Pembleton Cochran,and Commissioners Jim Nash, William Dwyer adn Mattie Hatchett 
Board Chairman Mike Gingell,  Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Pembleton Cochran, Jim Nash, William Dwyer and Mattie McKinney Hatchett smile aftyer Mr. Cochran was given his proclamation.


Pictured left to right are: Oakland County Chairman Mike Gingell, Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett, 2nd Lt. Matthew Corbin, Oakland County Commissioner Bill Dwyer, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash and Oakland County Commissioner Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis. 
Matthew Corbin proudly displays the proclamation honoring him.

Pictured left to right are: Oakland County Chairman Mike Gingell, Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett, 2nd Lt. Matthew Corbin, Oakland County Commissioner Bill Dwyer, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash and Oakland County Commissioner Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis.

Other honorees also got their individual moments at the podium with their proclamations, as seen below.

Pictured left to right: Commissioner Janet Jackson, Board Chairman Mike Gingell, Commissioner Nancy Quarles, Commissioner Helaine Zack, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Colonel Reserve U.S.A.F. Alexander Jefferson, who is a  P.O.W., Vice Chairman Jeff Matis and Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett. 
Pictured left to right: Commissioner Janet Jackson, Board Chairman Mike Gingell, Commissioner Nancy Quarles, Commissioner Helaine Zack, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Colonel Reserve U.S.A.F. Alexander Jefferson, who is a  P.O.W., Vice Chairman Jeff Matis and Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett.


Pictured left to right: Oakland County Commissioners Janet Jackson and Nancy Quarles, Tuskegee Airman Staff Sergeant Sandy Reid, Oakland County Commissoner Helaine Zack, Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett and Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis. 
Pictured left to right: Oakland County Commissioners Janet Jackson and Nancy Quarles, Tuskegee Airman Staff Sergeant Sandy Reid, Oakland County Commissoner Helaine Zack, Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett and Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis.


Pictured left to right: Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson, Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Lt. Colonel Washington D. Ross, Commissioner Janet Jackson, Mattie McKinney Hatchett and Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis. 
Pictured left to right: Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson, Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Lt. Colonel Washington D. Ross, Commissioner Janet Jackson, Mattie McKinney Hatchett and Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis.


Pictured are: Oakland County Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Tuskegee Airman 2nd LT. and Fighter Pilot Ralph Mason and Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett. 
One area Tuskegee Airman – 2nd LT. and Fighter Pilot Ralph Mason – could not make the event at the Commissioners' Auditorium, so Vice Chairman Jeff Matis and Commissioner Mattie Hatchett travelled to his house to present him with his proclamation. 

Pictured are: Oakland County Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Tuskegee Airman 2nd LT. and Fighter Pilot Ralph Mason and Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett.


Pictured left to right:  Staff Sergeant Sandy G. Reid; Lt. Colonel USAF Reserves Alexander Jefferson; Lt. Colonel Washington D. Ross; Frederick L. Henry, Jr.; Lt. William A. Fuller, Jr.; Pembleton T. Cochran; Major (Retired) Richard Jennings; and 2nd Lt. Matthew J. Corbin, and not pictured Warrant Junior Officer Burkes B. Esaw, Sr. 
Seated after receiving their proclamations, the Tuskegee Airmen attending the March 7 event listen as speakers continue to pay them tribute.

Pictured left to right:  Staff Sergeant Sandy G. Reid; Lt. Colonel USAF Reserves Alexander Jefferson; Lt. Colonel Washington D. Ross; Frederick L. Henry, Jr.; Lt. William A. Fuller, Jr.; Pembleton T. Cochran; Major (Retired) Richard Jennings; and 2nd Lt. Matthew J. Corbin, and not pictured Warrant Junior Officer Burkes B. Esaw, Sr. 

 

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