Lt. Col. Phelps.
Perhaps the figure is an allegory for the discrimination that black soldiers went through during World War II. Or the struggles, past and present, that all black Americans are born into. Or the uphill battle that is life in its most general form.
But for Daniel Keel, Lt. Col. Phelps represents the one man who made the failure of black airmen, immortalized by history as Tuskegee airmen, a lasting goal.
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