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Willie Rogers, a grandfather of four and great-grandfather of three, was wounded slightly during World War II.SCOTT KEELER | Times

Celebrating Tuskegee Airman Willie Rogers, who is turning 100 (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Days before his 100th birthday, Willie N. Rogers spoke with reverence about Eleanor Roosevelt and her sense of racial justice. He mentioned what he said was a prevailing sentiment of the time, that black people were incapable of understanding complex machines, much less fly a plane. Sitting in his  …

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