Death of Lt. Col. Herbert Eugene Carter

November 8, 2012
Tuskegee, Alabama

Original member of the Tuskegee Airmen dies at 95
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The Associated Press

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Herbert Eugene Carter, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who broke color barriers in World War II, has died.

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford said Carter died Thursday afternoon at East Alabama Medical Center. He was 95.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black aviators in the U.S. military. During World War II they were trained as a segregated unit in central Alabama at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University....

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