The public came forward with donations and logistical help, allowing 87-year-old former Tuskegee Airman Joe Gomer of Duluth to travel to Washington, D.C., and witness Barack Obama take the oath of office.
Joe Gomer of Duluth expressed gratitude Monday for several offers to help him see Barack Obama sworn in as the first black U.S. president after he and other Tuskegee Airmen were invited to the inauguration.
Former fighter pilot Joe Gomer of Duluth received offers of help from local people today who read a News Tribune account of how he and other Tuskegee Airmen were invited to Barack Obama's inauguration but lack travel or hotel accomodations.
Jana Hollingsworth and Andy Greder
, December 29, 2008
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