• Donald Poorman

Col Carl C. Johnson Birthday Procession, Saturday, May 1, 2021, 1300-1500 ET

Eric Holland (USMC Retired) and Herbert Valle are organizing a birthday procession for Col Carl C. Johnson, Tuskegee Airman, who turns 95 years old later this week. We have scheduled the event for Saturday, May 1, 2021, 1300-1500 ET.

We will meet at Steuart Elementary School in Ashburn, VA and then drive by Col Johnson's home in Potomac Green. We still start staging vehicles on/about 1300 at the elementary school and then start the procession no later than 1330 and finish up by 1500. Because we plan many drivers will participate, we would like to line up vehicles by groups first like American Legion, VFW, Elks, followed by individual cars.


We have a few logistical items that we need and we hope that you may be able to assist. We need the following items no later than Saturday morning, May 1.

  1. Two USA flags (5'x7') and poles

  2. Two U.S. Army flags (5'x7') and poles

  3. One Canopy; we will put this up at Col Johnson's home front lawn on Sat morning

  4. Six-twelve folding chairs; we will set up at Col Johnson's home as well

We also need a few folks who are interested in staging along the parade to help direct cars along route Additionally:

And we are seeking photographers and videographers to capture the event.

If you can help out with any of the above items, please contact Eric ( or Herb (

We appreciate any and all support!!


We have created a Facebook page for Col Johnson's 95th birthday. We invite you to share, post, share photos, stories, and video on the page!

Facebook page: @ColCarlCJohnsonTuskegeeAirmanBirthday


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