PHOTOS: Rockers and Red Tail Royalty at ‘Heroes Helping Heroes’

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Tuskegee Airman’s oldest survivng member Lt. Col Bob Friend.

A night of rock ‘n’ roll in honor of U.S. service members was held at the Sunset Strip’s House of Blues on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The event, Heroes Helping Heroes, was hosted by actress Pauley Perrette and media personality Jack Osbourne and raised funds for Cops 4 Causes, an organization benefiting law enforcement officers with life-threatening diseases and disabilities.

Guests of honor included Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend, the oldest surviving member of the heralded group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II, and Visit West Hollywood President Brad Burlingame, whose brother was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which was hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists on 9/11.

In a tribute to women who make a difference in the lives of U.S. troops, “Millie Taylor Awards” were presented to Loni Anderson, Michael Learned, Kate Linder, Mellanie Villarreal, Tippi Hedren and Connie Stevens.

Taylor is a World War II Navy veteran and one of six siblings who served during World War II. In addition to losing her brother in Germany, Millie is also a “Gold Star Mother” who lost her son in Vietnam.

Rocking the stage at HOB were Billy Duffy (The Cult), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Franky Perez (Scars On Broadway) and Linda Perry.

The concert kicked off a four-month fundraising campaign.

Below, see shots from photographer Jon Viscott.

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Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society).
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Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society).
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Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society).
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Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol).

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Tuskegee Airman Red Tails last survivng member Lt. Col Bob Friend and Loni Anderson.
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Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath).
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Tippi Hedren, known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films “The Birds” and “Marnie.”
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Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).
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Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and Martha Davis.
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Steve Stevens and Linda Perry.
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Presenter KNBC Mekahlo Medina.
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Presenter KNBC Mekahlo Medina presents an award to Tippi Hedren.
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Millie Taylor is a World War II Navy veteran and one of six siblings who served during World War II.
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Michael Learned, an actress known for her role as Olivia Walton on “The Waltons.”
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Mayor Abbe Land’s Deputy Kiran Hashmi and Mayor Land.
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Martha Davis (The Motels).
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Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray).
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Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) and Billy Duffy (The Cult).
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Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas.
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Linda Perry.
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Linda Perry.
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Kate Linder, best known for her role as Esther Valentine on “The Young and the Restless.”
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James Chappell III.
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Jack Osbourne.
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Jack Osbourne, Christopher Landavazo, Millie Taylor and Paulee Paulette.
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Franky Perez (Scars On Broadway).
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Franky Perez (Scars On Broadway) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol).
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Dep. Christopher Landavazo, founder and president of Cops 4 Causes.
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Cristina Ferrare, the spokesperson for Max Factor between the ages of 16 and 26 and a hostpresenter on various television programs during the 1970s and 1980s.
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Connie Stevens, an American actress and singer, best known for her role in the television series Hawaiian Eye.
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Color guard.
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Billy Morrison (Billy Idol).
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Mellanie Villarreal.
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Angel Conwell, who starred in films such as “Soul Plane” and “Baby Boy.”
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Alison Arngrim, an American actress best known for her role on “Little House on the Prairie.”

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Bob Friend was the last surviving Tuskegee Airman. He is, in fact, the oldest surviving member.


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Karen Crumlich

I’m Tuskegee Airmen Friend’s daughter and he isn’t the last Tuskegee Airmen but he is one of the oldest. He is the oldest pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen. The oldest Tuskegee Airmen is about 103.. There are about 35 to 50 of these men left. Just FYI but he was honored to be there and he had a great time.