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World War II combat airman, 91, to tell his story at Las Positas College today

Original post made on Oct 4, 2012

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (Ret.), 91, will discuss his experiences as a member of the "greatest generation" at a public lecture at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Las Positas College. He received his pilot's wings in July 1944 and was based in Ramitelli, Italy. While on his 18th combat mission on August 2, he was shot down over southern France. After being held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland he was freed by General George Patton's Third Army. He is best known as a member of the 332nd P-51 Red Tail Fighter Group, celebrated as the "Tuskegee Airmen," and as the author of "Red Tail Captured-Red Tail Free" - his personal World War II story. He will be speaking in the Main Stage auditorium of the College's Mertes Center for the Arts.

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Comments (2)

Posted by mooseturd, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Well this post is obsolete but let me use it to recommend this speaker. He is one amazing man. I attended yesterday at Las Positas. He is on again Sunday October 7th at a Moose Lodge somewhere. contact

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Posted by Julia, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

My son came home from Amador talking all about this man. He was very impressed and inspired.


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