Tuskegee Airman Leo Gray
Up, Up and Away
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Leo Gray, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen:
“It is with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of retired Lt. Col. Leo Gray. Leo served our nation during World War II as one of the original Tuskegee Airmen and was on the forefront of the movement to desegregate the military. Later, as president of the Miami chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., he dedicated himself to promoting access to aerospace education for young minorities.
“Leo honored us all through his unending service to his country. His lifelong activism was tremendously influential, as he made the world a better, more inclusive place. I join with so many around the nation in mourning his loss, and offer my thoughts and prayers to his wife Diane and his children during this time of great sadness.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.