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Eugene Bullard TImeline
10 months ago
Eugene Bullard was born in Columbus, Georgia.
Ran away from home and traveled in rural Georgia
Stowed away on a ship bound for Scotland
Enlisted in the French Foreign Legion
Entered Aeronautical Military in WWI
Attempted to join US Air Service but was denied
Owned night club in Paris, France
Became a spy for the French government
Returned to United States
Received honor of relighting flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris, France
Received Knight of the Legion of Honor
Died of cancer and was buried with full French military honors in New York City
Bronze statue on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Commissioned posthumously Second Lieutenant in the United Stated Air Force
"Flyboys" movie included character based on Eugene Bullard
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