Tallahassee Doctor Buys 300 Tickets to See "Red Tails"

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

Tallahassee -Dr. A.J. Brickler works at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital's Women's Pavilion. He delivers babies and helps bring new life into the world.

He's also been a pilot for more than 20 years, and every year on Memorial Day weekend in Tuskegee, he actually gets to fly with Tuskegee Airmen survivors.

He says, "I've been a devotee of the Tuskegee Airmen for many years."

And so much so that when he heard of the movie "Red Tails", which depicts the story of the brave men, he made it his mission to make sure that the story of America's first black military airmen was heard.

So on Saturday he bought three hundred tickets to fill up two movie theaters at Governor Square Mall to share the movie and the story which is so near and dear to American History.

He says, "If I'm a nutty doctor that would do this for all the people I know, I would think that would show you the importance of the movie. These guys did a great job and they opened up the potential for integration in the armed forces and in America."

And proving, as the movie depicts, that courage has no color.

The entire group will gather tomorrow morning for the 9am showing. They will be joined by one of the Tuskegee pilots, Cornelius Davis.


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  • by BJ Location: Thomasville on Apr 4, 2012 at 05:01 AM
    I'm on my way to see the Red Tails traveling exhibition today in Tallahassee. I want to add my kudos to Dr Brickler for his unselfish act. As a fellow physician, whose father-in-law was a Tuskeegee Airman, I especially applaud Dr. Brickler's charitable and educational act of kindness!
  • by Don Location: Philly on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:37 PM
    Right on DOC!!! Let's everyone rally to help Mr. Lucas make back his money he invested in helping to bring forward this hidden treasure of unknown American History!! Perhaps some of the fellas standing on street corners and wasting their lives may see this positive role model film and see that they can make a difference as well!!! Thanks again DOC!!!
  • by Collins Location: Tallahassee, on Feb 1, 2012 at 01:44 PM
    AWESOME job Dr. Brickler! I am still amazed that there is such fear and ignorance in this world. Anytime there is an opportunity to show the goodness, bravery and courage of any race, I think it should be shared with all. "Color Spectrum," you made it about race....we are simply acknowledging "Courageous PEOPLE"
  • by Not Impressed on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM
    I don't know. This "gesture" seems a bit arrogant and overbearing to me. It's like the doctor is saying, "this is very important to me, and it needs to be important to you to. But because you just don't get it, I am going to entice you with freebies to expose you to my passion." It is an arrogant, self-serving projection the doc has going on here. So please, everyone, STOP heaping praise on the man like he cured cancer or something. He bought 300 movies tickets because je jas the means to do so.
  • by Shaneka Location: Tallahassee on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:56 AM
    Thanks Dr. B, for this and the many other things and people you and your family support from the heart. Good ppl do good things, God will bless you for he knows your heart.
  • by Proud Patient on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    Dr. Brickler delivered my son nearly 14 years ago....I hope some of his genius, generosity and caring spirit rubbed off on my son! Great job, Doctor AJ!!!
  • by Jim Location: Tallahassee on Jan 30, 2012 at 06:34 AM
    I thought The Tuskegee Airman http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114745/ was a better movie. This movie was pretty good but the other was better. It told more the story from the time they went through training at Tuskegee all the way to WWII. If you never saw the other movie you should.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jan 30, 2012 at 03:35 AM
    Wilhem it sounds like you've fell out of disfavor with America as Founded? One guess who your voting for bummer.
  • by Richard Location: Miramar, FL on Jan 29, 2012 at 05:19 PM
    Incredible jesture Dr. Brickler! Spredaing the words of your example is every bit as important as the exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen. As President and on behalf of the Miami Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., thank you very sincerely!
  • by Wilhem Location: Tallhassee on Jan 29, 2012 at 02:01 PM
    Those of you who come on here and say the foolishness that you spew from your minds is total ignorance. White history dominates every school history course, talked about in nearly every magazine and media outlet all day every day, but you want to complain about history that gets shown for 28 days. I think that there are truths that you all don't want people to see. Why else would you complain? Afraid that people will find out all of the lies that history tells? Such as the "discovery" of America? How do you dicover a place where people already live?
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