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GMA's Robin Roberts breaks down crying while making rare comments about her childhood 

The Good Morning America host tried to fight back her tears

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Jessica Finn
Jessica FinnSenior US WriterNew York
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Robin Roberts broke down in tears while discussing her father and her childhood in a new interview.

The Good Morning America anchor filmed a documentary for The History Channel on the Tuskegee Airmen - as her father was one of the noble pilots.

Robin captioned the emotional interview video clip with: "'We were men of valor and courage ready and able for combat.'

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WATCH: GMA's Robin Roberts breaks down crying in rare comments about her childhood

It brings tears to my eyes each time I read my father Col. Lawrence E. Roberts' powerful words regarding his experience as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. Learn more tomorrow in my documentary Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage… on  History." 

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

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Robin Roberts was overcome with emotions while reading a letter sent to her from her father

In the teaser clip of her interview, Robin explains: "My daddy taught me this about fear… when fear knocks let faith answer the door."

"At 19-years-old heading down to Alabama to be a pilot when so many people didn't want that to happen, he didn't let fear get in his way, he did not let fear stand in his way.

"My dad wrote a letter to his children, the 'n----o experiment' was a term never used by the Tuskegee Airmen. Robin reads the letter her father sent her: "We did not view our lives in the air-force as an experiment, but as our God given opportunity, and our right as American citizens to use our talents for glory to God and to our country."

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"We were men of valor and courage, ready and able for combat," she continued reading.

"Men and women," Robin repeats the words with more emphasis and clearly becoming emotional; "Men AND women," she reiterates as she begins crying.

Struggling, Robin continues reading her father's letter: "Commissioned and non commissioned, mechanic, pilots, navigators all who have placed duty to God and country before themselves.

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Robin, pictured with her partner Amber Laign, lives in Connecticut 

They have been my brothers & sisters and to them I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude, overflowing with love."

After she finishes her beloved father's letter, Robin concludes: "That was my dad, and I love how he was so inclusive, mechanics, men, women. That was the Tuskegee experience.
Thank you daddy."

The documentary airs Wednesday night on the History Channel. 

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