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Bobby Wilks

African American aviator


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Bobby Charles Wilks , was an American Coast Guard aviator. He was the first African American Coast Guard aviator and the first African American to reach the rank of Coast Guard captain. Captain Wilks, who also was the first African American to command a Coast Guard air station, was involved in a number of air-sea rescues around the world. He received the Air Medal for his actions on the night of December 9, 1971, while piloting his helicopter over the Pacific Ocean.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

United States Naval Academy

United States federal service academy

Saint Louis University

Private research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain

Harris–Stowe State University