Hackensack High School
Yearbook Photo
Spann Watson


I was going through the Alumni Book in early 2010 and I came across the name Spann Watson. The write up was longer than most and it had an extensive account of his military service, including being a past President of the Tuskegee Airmen organization.

I went to the high school the next day to verify his graduation year of 1936 and sure enough, there was his name and photo in the
1936 Comet Yearbook.

I decided to send him a flier about the veterans website which had my address and phone number on it, but to be honest I thought he had probably past on. I made a file of him with a copy of the alumni book record and his high school photo.  When I did not get a response, I figured he had passed on, but to my good fortune and surprise, he had not.  

Click here to read the details of my unexpected interview I had with Spann Watson.


Click here to view his brother, Hughitt Watson

Congressional Gold Medal Article


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