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Trump honors one of America’s first black fighter pilots at state of union address

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Trump honors one of America’s first black fighter pilots at state of union address

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Feb 2020, 10:26 am

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: US President Donald Trump during his State of the Union Address welcomed a 100-year-old World War II veteran who was one of America’s first black fighter pilots.

"On December 7th, Charles celebrated his 100th birthday. A few weeks ago, I signed a bill promoting Charles McGee to Brigadier General," Trump said. "And earlier today, I pinned the stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office. General McGee: Our Nation salutes you."

Trump noted that McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen - the first black fighter pilots.

McGee was in more than 130 combat missions in World War II, and then served in Korea and Vietnam.

The audience saluted the veteran with a standing ovation.  

Trump honors one of America’s first black fighter pilots at state of union address

India Blooms News Service
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