A Legend Goes Home
Sad news comes in today as we have learned that one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen has passed away at the age of 102. His service spanned more than 30 years with 409 combat missions in WWII and also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Brigadier General Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, has died at age 102. pic.twitter.com/mxbSDHoFqt
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The Tuskegee Airmen was an all black aviation unit in WWII and were known to be some of the best pilots of the entire war. They flew the prolific P-51 Mustangs with the silver and red color schemes.
In a statement released by his family they said that he died peacefully in his sleep with his right hand over his heart. What a true patriot and hero this man was. May he rest in peace. Thank you for your service.