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Military salutes member of historic fighter pilot group 'Red Tails'

The group was called "Red Tails" because they painted the tails of their fighter jets red during World War II. The military saluted one of the group's few survivors at Arlington National Cemetery Jan. 20, 2012. 

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The Tuskegee Airmen, or Red Tails, were a segregated unit -- the 332nd Fighter Group trained in Tuskegee, Alabama.

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Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, a member of the storied group also known as the "Tuskegee Airmen," was laid to rest at age 90.

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Lt Col Weathers was given full military honors -- something he and the other black airmen were denied when they returned home after the war.

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They provided bomber escorts for white pilots over Germany and Italy.

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First graduating class at Tuskegee, Alabama. Lemuel Custis, Mac Ross, Benj. O. Davis, Jr. George Roberts, Charles DeBow. 

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In 1941 legislation forced what was then the Pentagon, or War Department, to form an all black unit. 

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Military salutes member of historic fighter pilot group 'Red Tails'

The group was called "Red Tails" because they painted the tails of their fighter jets red during World War II. The military saluted one of the group's few survivors at Arlington National Cemetery Jan. 20, 2012. 

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