Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuskegee Airman Luke J. Weathers Jr. Dies At Age 90

Retired Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr., a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen and a humble combat hero, has died in Tucson at age 90. He will be buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the U.S. military's first African-American pilots.
"People should know this is a great American icon that has passed from us," said retired Air Force Col. Richard Toliver of Goodyear, a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. "We've been blessed to have him among us."

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