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Airport Tuskegee Airman Captain Martin

A group in Dubuque is continuing its efforts to honor Tuskegee Airman Captain Robert L. Martin by naming the local airport’s terminal after him. In July, the Dubuque airport commission unanimously approved naming the terminal at the airport after Captain Martin, but the airport cannot put any money into creating monuments or plaques. Dawnelle Gordon, who started the movement, says she got together with many members of Captain Martin’s family to create a fundraising sub-committee. As of Friday, they had raised over $12 thousand, but the goal is to raise at least $80 thousand. Gordon explains the money will go into hiring an architect to design a monument honoring Captain Martin at the entrance of the airport. The team would also like to put together an Aviation Hall of Fame inside. Anyone interested in donating can do so on Gofundme: gf.me/u/ydrcs2 or at: Captain Robert L. Martin Memorial fund, c/o Dubuque branch of the NAACP, P.O. Box 1012, Dubuque, IA 52004.

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