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Keyser names park in honor of Tuskegee Airmen veteran Clifton Brooks Sr.


Mineral Daily News Tribune

World War II veteran Clifton E. Brooks Sr. talks with a well-wisher shortly after Friday’s program dedicating Keyser’s South End Park in his honor.
(Tribune photo by Liz Beavers)

KEYSER, W.Va. —  “Today is a great day for the City of Keyser. It is a day we as a city can give back to a hero.“
With those words, Keyser mayor Damon Tillman opened the short ceremony on a brisk Friday afternoon to rename the city’s South End Park as Brooks Park in honor of 96-year-old Clifton E. Brooks Sr.
Brooks, a veteran of World War II, was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots and other Army Air Corps soldiers who played an integral part in the second World War.

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