Black Student Union honors Tuskegee Airman for service

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By: Ally Flynn and John Musso
Black Student Union President Tajah Williams, center behind the podium, along with juniors, from the left, Raquel Lewis and Tyler Hubbert present Malcolm Nettingham with a plaque saluting him for his service as a Tuskegee Airman in a ceremony at the Fanwood Public Library on May 26. Following the ceremony, Nettingham led the Memorial Day parade as grand marshall.
The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American servicemen in the Army Air Corps during World War II whose achievements in the air and on the ground helped pave the way for integrating the armed forces in 1948. Nettingham has been a resident of Scotch Plains since 1924, and remains active in the local Metropolitan Baptist Church.