The Rotary Club of San Saba is hosting Granville Coggs, M.D. as their program Thursday, November 15th at 11:15am in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. Dr. Coggs will present information about his life and achievements. The public is invited.As one of the nation’s first black military pilots, “Tuskegee Airman” and Harvard M.D. Granville Coggs triumphed over 1940s racial discrimination to become part of a living American legend.He became one of the 992 pilots who made up the legendary 332nd Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps (aka the Tuskegee Airmen), and who fought with such heart-stopping valor against the mighty German Luftwaffe throughout World War II.Dr. Cogg went to Harvard Medical School after the war. After medical school he worked with some of the first ultrasound machines while at Kaiser Foundation Hospital and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) in the 1960s and 1970s.Now, Dr. Coggs identifies himself first as a runner, then as a radiologist because, he says, “People are more impressed by my running.” At age 87, Coggs swims and sprints daily as part of his training. In the past he has won the gold in the 400- and 1500-meter events in his age bracket of the Senior Olympics.In 2001 Coggs was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.First United Methodist Church is located at 204 W. Brown St., San Saba. Handicap parking and an elevator are accessible in back of the church. The program will be presented in the sanctuary.