Vandalism of Tuskegee Airman’s Statue Repaired

Vandalism to the statue of 96-year-old former Tuskegee Airman Richard Hall, Jr. – the cousin of Project 21 member Emery McClendon – has already been repaired.

Earlier this month, someone smashed a hole in the statue of Hall that is outside the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in West Winter Park, Florida. Police are still looking for any information that may help lead to finding the responsible party.

McClendon spoke about the incident and Hall’s reaction to it in a previous blog post.

The artist, who made the statue from casts of Hall back in 2015, returned to repair the statue, strengthen it and give it a new paint to give it a “refreshed look.”

Here is a photo of Hall and Emery from a recent family reunion.

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