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Adam Makos: “Devotion”- U.S. Navy’s First Black Carrier Pilot

Posted: January 13, 2016 at 10:40 am by , in A Public Affair, Featured

Richard Kiefer speaks with Denver writer Adam Makos who tells the story of a Navy pilot’s devotion to his wingman , 65 Years after they served together in the Korean war. His new book is called Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice.

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar.