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One of the last Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, dies at 97

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  On Feb. 13, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department honored “not only members of the Greatest Generation” but “the Greatest Generation Plus.” Three South Florida Tuskegee Airmen of the 26 surviving members of the first all-black military flying unit that was formed in 1941 were honored that day at Miami International Airport. GRADUATION: Eldridge Williams’ photo in 1942 after graduating as Second Lieutenant from Officer Candidate School in Miami Beach. |MIAMI HERALD FILE And now there are 25. Two days before Independence Day, on July 2, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams died at his Kendall area home near The Falls at age...

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