Local Tuskegee Airman dead at 92

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A local Tuskegee Airman has died, the News & Record is reporting.

Harvey Alexander, 92, "found freedom" as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. However, when it was time for him to go to the South Pacific to fight the enemy, the war had ended.

Alexander then went on to earn a degree in accounting, raise two daughters and move to Greensboro where he worked at N.C. A&T. He recently donated his uniform to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum for its opening.

The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps.

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