The WV Patriot Guard has been invited to join the honor and celebration festivities for Clifton E. Brooks, Sr., of Keyser, WV on May 23, 2021. Mr. Brooks is 99 years old, and is one of the last remaining members of the Tuskegee Airmen, US Army Air Corps. Clifton E. Brooks, Sr., is a native of Keyser, West Virginia, in Mineral County; and served his country during World War II as a cryptographer with the Tuskegee Airmen, sending out codes to keep their missions a secret. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest expression of national appreciation which can be bestowed by the United States Congress for distinguished achievements and contributions by individuals or institutions. For his historic and dedicated service to his country and state, Clifton E. Brooks, Sr. was most recently recognized locally by the City of Keyser, by renaming the South End Park as Brooks Park. Clifton is of the Greatest Generation and is responsible for helping generations of West Virginians develop their values of personal responsibility, duty, honor, and faith and is a model for integrity, honesty, and moral virtue, and has earned the respect and gratitude of a grateful state and nation.
The Patriot Guard Riders extend their most sincere appreciation to Clifton E. Brooks, Sr., for his dedicated service in preserving and defending freedom throughout the world.