Episode 13 – General Daniel “Chappie” James

General Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. served in the Air Force for 35 years.  He began his career as one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and retired as a 4-star general.  He was the first black officer of any of the services to attain the rank of General.  General James was also an accomplished fighter pilot who participated in three major wars and won accolades for his commitment to civic issues in America.  This episode briefly explores Daniel James’ incredible life.

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Episode 12- 477th Bombardment Group

Many people know about the famed Tuskegee Airmen who were fighter pilots, but few knew of the first black bombardment group.  For episode 12 I describe the history of the 477th Bombardment Group.  The 477th was the first and last bomber group.  Listen to this episode to discover how race and politics kept this group out of the war.

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Episode 11c – Interview with MSgt Jerome Baysmore – Part 3

This is the third and final part of my interview with MSgt Jerome Baysmore (retired).  Enjoy the conclusion of this wonderful interview.  Our next podcast will finally highlight members of the United States Air Force.

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Episode 11b- Interview with MSgt Jerome Baysmore – Part 2

This is part 2 of the interview with MSgt Jerome Baysmore.  In this section he talks about his numerous deployments.

Part three will be uploaded shortly after this episode.  If you prefer to download the complete interview, it will be available under the podcast tab on the 

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Episode 11a – Interview with MSgt Jerome Baysmore – Part 1

In honor of Black History month, I wanted to highlight one of America’s unsung heroes.  It has been a while since I was able to post, but Black Valor is back.  Here is the long promised interview with MSgt Jerome Baysmore (retired).  The interview is broken down into three parts, to make it easier to listen to.  In part one, MSgt Baysmore shares the hilarious experience that convinced him to join the Air Force.  Later, he talks about some memorable events that occurred during his basic training.

 Parts two and three will be uploaded shortly after this episode.  If you prefer to download the complete interview, it will be available under the podcast tab on the site: www.blackvalor.net.

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