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Know Your Como: Air Under the Wings

By Sonjie Johnson
As far back as he can remember, Ray Wilson wanted to fly. As a Black man growing up in rural New Jersey, he thought that option was out of reach. Instead, he pursued a teaching degree. The dream of flying persisted, and he enrolled in private flying lessons. An instructor introduced him to a recruiter, and in 1969 he decided to enlist in the Army, and qualified for flight school.

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