Monument set to honor resting place of brothers who were Tuskegee Airmen pilots

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Headstone for Captain Arnold Cisco and 2nd Lt George Cisco

Among the family and friends laid to rest in the Alton, Illinois, town cemetery, war heroes and brothers George and Arnold Cisco hold a unique distinction, tucked away unnoticed for decades. They both served in World War II as part of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, our nation’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. After all these years, members of the Alton community want to ensure their service – and the mark it left on history – will be honored and remembered for future generations.

Read the Tuskegee Airman Profile for Arnold Cisco

Read the Tuskegee Airman Profile for George Cisco