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Small Speech: Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.

This was a small speech assignment done for 7th grade. There is not much information to it. All it really is is a summary of Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., and to be quite frank, I can't even remember the grade I got on it. Still, I've put it here for your aid.

Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.
by Heather Davis

Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. was an officer, admin, and pilot. He was born in Washington D.C. He became the first black general in the U.S. Airforce. He studied at that University of Chicago, where he graduated in 1936. He was among the first blacks admitted to the Army Air Corps in 1941. When he graduated, he became a lieutenant colonel. He created the first all black air-unit. He had flown around 60 combat missions and had become a colonel by the end of the war. He graduated from Air War College in 1950 and retired 1970 with the name, 'Director if Civil Aviation Security' in the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 1971, he became assistant Secretary of Transportation. He is still alive today and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Agatha.