MIAMI (CBSMiami)- Every Friday, in partnership with the Florida Panthers, we put the spotlight on a hero among us.
Men or women who have gone beyond the call of duty for our country.
Today, we’re meeting retired U.S. Air Force, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Veteran, Staff Sgt. Romeo Simpson.
Before joining the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Simpson was drafted to the U.S. Army in 1943 during World War II.
Staff Sgt. Simpson was sent overseas and while there he said most African Americans were part of the workforce building bridges for tanks, but he said he was committed and stayed until Germany surrendered.