World War II

George William Hickmen Jr

George William Hickman, Jr., 88, was one of the original Tuskegee airmen and was one of the country's first black military pilots and ground crew members who fought in World War II. He was also a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks game.


In this picture you see George William Hickman Jr. see him wearing his jacket of Tuskegee and showing respect by saluting ,having the honor of serving in World War II .


This picture shows that George William Hickman Jr ,he wanted to be a pilot scene he was a little boy .


He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education with a minor in Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He had a successful 30-year career with the Boeing Company as part of the Minuteman Instructor Group.


George was also selected by the Seattle Mariners to throw out the first pitch in their game against the Boston Red Sox in May of 2009. He received the 12th Man honor from the Seattle Seahawks during their Veterans Day weekend game in 2011. He received the Congressional Goal Medal in 2007 for his service as a Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.

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