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Tuskegee Airman Dies At 95

(New York, NY) – One of the last Tuskegee Airman, the ground-breaking African-American pilots trained in World War Two, is dead. Floyd Carter Senior died Thursday at age 95, after a career in the Air Force Reserves and nearly three decades with the NYPD. red-tails-portraitsCarter eventually became a Lieutenant Colonel after joining with the other airmen at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He flew in Korea and Vietnam and led the first supply planes over Berlin during the Cold War airlift.

In 2007 he was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by President Bush.