Black History Month: Remembering Dr. Roscoe Brown

Residents in the Bronx are celebrating Black History Month by reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Roscoe Brown, a WWII veteran and former president of Bronx Community College.



A Bronx native who served as a Tuskegee Airman during WWII, many credit Brown with being the first U.S. pilot to shoot down an advanced German jet with a P-51 Mustang.



The accomplishment later earned him a Congressional Gold Medal of Honor in 2007. 



City officials recently announced they are going to name a street and park dedicated to the late doctor.



Borough President Ruben Diaz called Brown a true Bronx legend who was dedicated to serving the people of the borough he called home.



Brown passed away last July at the age of 94. 


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