The Price of Integrity
During WWII my late father was the adjutant at Moton Field, Tuskegee. Many Dixiecrats opposed the idea that Black men would fly fighters for our Nation and looked for ways to convince FDR to end the program. So when rumors of “black market” ops from the mess/Px began, my father was chosen to end it. He ended it including by making sure no one, even a future commander, received any favors at the mess hall. It cost him friends, no doubt — maybe promotion. But the Tuskegee Airmen program was never accused of misconduct on the base. The price of integrity.
-Albert Turner Goins