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Remembering a fallen hero lieutenant colonel Luke Weathers passed away last October.
He was a member of the legendary Tuskegee airmen from World War II the -- the first African American pilots in the US military and they did an amazing job today he's being buried with full honors at Arlington national cemetery.
Jennifer Griffin live at the Pentagon with more on his storage and -- John exactly three years ago today a 180 members of the story Tuskegee airmen attended the inauguration of President Obama.
Some of them told me at the time they felt the racial barriers that they had broken during World War II being the first African American aviators.
Had paved the way for the president election today at Arlington national cemetery one of the Tuskegee airman lieutenant colonel Luke Weathers was buried.
He died at the age of -- FAA in Memphis Tennessee.
Despite their success during the war he and the other airmen faced discrimination at home they were subject to Jim Crow locked inside and outside the military.
The Tuskegee airmen flew with a 332.
They provide a bomber escorts over Italy and Germany they were called red -- Because they painted the -- of their planes red.
In 1941 legislation forced what was then the Pentagon -- war department to form an all black unit 996.
Pilots were trained 445.
They flew more than 151000 combat sorties destroyed hundreds of German -- And came home to fight another war against racism president Harry Truman ended segregation in the US military in 1948 by executive order.
Lieutenant colonel Walter McCrary with the red -- an ace pilot he described to me how he had to continue to fight discrimination after returning from -- war.
-- -- -- Went on record ascended bad boys we will -- boys.
Did not have the intelligence.
To -- military aircraft.
The ranks of this story group the Tuskegee airmen.
May be dwindling as they had their age has -- -- but they are being remembered and they're being honored today at Arlington national --
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