Dubuque Regional Airport New Name in Works
July 22, 2020
After a unanimous vote Tuesday by the 5 member Airport Commission, the terminal of the Dubuque Regional Airport will be renamed in honor of a Dubuque native who was one of the first African American pilots in the U.S. military who fought in World War II. The vote came after a Dubuque woman, Dawnelle Gordon, filed an application after hearing about Captain Robert Martin was getting a post office in Chicago named after him. Todd Dalsing, Dubuque Regional Airport director, says the idea got a lot of support. Dalsing says there will be costs involved that federal, state and local funds can’t be used for. Dalsing says he believes Martin, who was a decorated war hero who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor as part of the Tuskegee Airmen, checks all the boxes for the honor. The estimated cost to change everything over is $100,000. Gordon has started a gofundme page for fundraising. Copy and paste the link below.
Alternatively to Gofundme, donations can be made through the NAACP DBQ chapter by mailing a check to:
Note in the memo: Capt Martin Memorial fund
P.O. Box 1012
Dubuque, Iowa, 52004
A receipt will be issued for tax deductions.