LIVERMORE -- A member of the Tuskegee Airmen will speak about his experiences in World War II and share his book at two locations in the Tri-Valley.

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, 91, a member of the 332nd P-51 Red Tail Fighter Group, the famed all-black fighter unit, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday a in Livermore and at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in Danville.

The Wednesday event will be at the Mertes Center for the Arts at Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive. Thursday's event will be at the monthly dinner meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive.

Both speaking engagements are free to the public, however, the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley is offering a $25 per person buffet dinner before Jefferson's talk. And, there is a $2 fee to park at Las Positas College.

Jefferson was based in Ramitelli, Italy and was shot down during his 18th combat mission over Southern France and held as a prisoner of war until the end of the war.

Jefferson last spoke at Las Positas in October of 2010 about his book "Red Tail Captured-Red Tail Free," his personal story about World War II.

Contact Robert Jordan at 925-847-2184. Follow him at Twitter.com/robjordan127.



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