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Tuskegee Airman Speaks At Black History Month Event

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A legend was in Copperas Cove on Saturday to celebrate Black History Month.

Dr. Granville C. Coggs served in the US Army Air Corps as a Tuskegee Airman from 1943 to 1946.

He was also the first black physician to join the staff at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco.

He shared his experience and words of wisdom at the seventh annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Symposium on Saturday, an event sponsored by the Omicron Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

"I do one thing at a time," Coggs said. "...If you do one thing at a time and do it now and you continue to live, you will have done a lot."

Dr. Coggs served 42 years of active and reserve military service.

He's even competed in the Senior Olympics, where he earned three gold medals as a runner.

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