Service medals of Tuskegee Airman Milton R. Brooks

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Captain Milton R. Brooks served with the 302nd Fighter Squadron. On October 12, 1944, Brooks, along with five other Tuskegee Airmen, shot down a total of nine enemy aircraft while strafing railroad traffic from Budapest to Bratislava. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his aerial victory.

In 2017, Congresswoman Val Demings (pictured on the right), who represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District and was Orlando’s first female Chief of Police, participated in a ceremony with the Brooks family to honor Captain Brooks and his success. Pictured are Ashley Brooks, granddaughter of Milton Brooks and Stephen Brooks, son of Milton Brooks.

Learn more about Captain Milton R. Brooks in TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PROFILES!