U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens

Ret. Lt. Col. Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse II, one of the last living members of the Tuskegee Airmen, threw out the first pitch during the Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Friday. The Tuskegee Airmen were a legendary all-black fighter pilot unit that fought during World War II.

The Boston Red Sox and the Boston Area Church League presented Woodhouse with the Living Legend Award, which included the honor of throwing out the first pitch, CBS News Boston reported.

“It’s awe-inspiring. It’s one of those things that you wake up and think this is all a dream,” said Woodhouse. “When I was a youngster, we could not get into the Boston Red Sox. I along with a couple of other lawyers, we had to demonstrate and picket Fenway Park...”

To read more visit the Boston Herald. 

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