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Roscoe Brown to receive NFF's highest honor

Howie Evans | 12/3/2012, 2:18 p.m.
Roscoe Brown to receive NFF's highest honor

Come Wednesday, Dec. 4, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. will receive the National Football Foundation's highest honor, the NFF Gold Medal. The former president of Bronx Community College has a distinguished resume that also includes marathon running, football coaching and hosting CUNY broadcasts. What's more, he is known worldwide as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, and was honored along with a number of his colleagues from that period at the White House a few years ago.

Steve Hatchell, NFF president and CEO, said, "By any measure, Roscoe Brown is a giant. His sense of patriotism led him to serve in the military despite racial obstacles, and he created a legacy of heroism during World War II that will inspire us for generations to come. His courage and tenacity in combat was just the beginning."