I Wanted to be a Pilot-The Making of a Tuskegee Airman

December 6, 2018

Franklin J. Macon, Documented Original Tuskegee Airman is 95 years young. He has visited GCC students for the past four years. The GCC students are always mesmerized; Frank gets these kids! 

He had it tough, but it stopped him!

Frank was raised by two great aunts in Colorado Springs. His birth mother was only 14 years old. Frank is dyslexic, and he struggled in school. In the 1920’s when Frank started school, no one knew what that was. Frank graduated from Colorado Main High, which today is known as Palmer High School. 

Frank is even in their

Over the years, Frank was asked over and over to write about his life, but his dyslexia made it very hard. But, that did not stop Frank!

Frank was asked to write about his life, but dyslexia made it very hard.

How did the book happen, you ask? The United States Air Force Academy took Frank on a birthday flight for his 92nd birthday. That day Elizabeth, now GCC Vice Principal, chauffeured Frank around the Academy.  

On the way home Frank said:

“Those reporters always want me to write a book.”
Liz questioned, ” Why don’t you?”
Frank’s response, “I’m dyslexic.”
Liz said, “Do you want help?”

That next week the two set out to write Frank’s story from birth to Tuskegee.

I Wanted to be a Pilot-The Making of a Tuskegee Airman officially released on November 20, 2018. 

Interested in purchasing his book? 

Through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the purchase price comes back to us!

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