Alvin Jamison; phony Tuskegee airman

| October 12, 2017 | 43 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this fellow, Alvin Jamison who claims that he’s a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, that celebrated group of African-American pilots and crewmen of World War Two fame. He’s been fêted by State Senators and at veterans’ events;

Our buddy, Ron Brewington, the historian of the Tuskegee airmen says that Alvin is an associate member of the organization, but he was never a member of the military unit. Jamison was in the Air Force, but eleven years after World War Two and eight years after the unit was disbanded;

Alvin Jamison retired as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) with a Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous Air Medals. He was a loadmaster, stationed in Vietnam for more than a year. He had a career as a medical corpsman before he became a loadmaster and a total of 24 years of admirable service. But Alvin Jamison is not a Tuskegee Airman.

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  1. Frank says:

    “Ah, Mr Jamison how do you keep your youthful vigor?”
    “Get born 20 years after everyone else and milk the “white guilt circuit.”

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    WHAT possesses some people to do things like that? The Tuskegee Airmen are a small group and it’s easy to find out whether or not one was a Member of that esteemed group and Alvin Jamison already has a USAF Career to be proud of as it is!

    “There’s some things in this world you just can’t explain…” – Charlie Daniels, “the Legend of Wooly Swamp”

  3. OldManchu says:

    I guess he is his generation’s “Black Hawk Down” veteran.

    • Twist says:

      I’ve only met one person that was a “Black Hawk Down” veteran. He was my Company Commander in A Co 2/27 INF in the mid 90’s. He wasn’t portrayed in the movie, but was in the book. His name is Jim Lechner and he was the FSO that convinced them to put the rockets on the little birds. Company runs were pretty slow since he took a round in the shin during the battle.

  4. Jay says:

    Jeez….STELLAR career and he took a dump on it.

  5. Graybeard says:

    ::shaking head at stupid people::

  6. Ozzie says:

    Ahm – this guy has legit earned more awards than most posers claim, yet he STILL needs to exaggerate?

    Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot; really?

    WHY?

  7. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    He’s black…was in the Air Force…yeah, that qualifies him to stand on the shoulders of great mean and bask in their accomplishments and sacrifice. Ahhh, no! Fuck no!

    Oh yeah, he took a healthy shit on his career to soak up some undeserved fame and admiration…marvelous.

  8. Sj says:

    I swear I thought this was a “aged” picture of Obama when I saw it.

  9. Dalton Coldiron says:

    Wtf are you uploading these pictures with a potato?

  10. Carlton G. Long says:

    If Obama had an uncle…

  11. Claw says:

    Jonn, same deal on this post as with the Russ Minton post.

    Documents don’t expand when clicked on.

  12. AnotherPat says:

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/03/tuskegee_airman_clarence_c_jam.html

    Was his Brother really a Tuskegee Airman…and if so, could Alvin be riding on his Brother’s coattails or someone misreading Alvin’s story based on his Brother?

  13. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    WT …

    Is this Tuskegee Twofer Thursday (TTT)?

    Just askin’.

  14. MrBill says:

    Here’s another story with Jamison:

    http://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20170905/pillars-unveiled-at-veterans-park

    It identifies Jamison as a Tuskegee Airman but doesn’t have any direct quotes from Jamison.

    It’s entirely possible that Jamison has never identified himself as anything other than an associate member, and that others have extrapolated incorrectly from that.

  15. Starbux says:

    Wow the guy has DFC and he had to bullshit about his career. A DFC is not something they give out litely, especially for enlisted aircrew. That alone is impressive.

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