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, reports the Miami Herald.
As of 2 July there are only now 25 Tuskegee Airmen left after Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams passed away at the age of 97 at his Kendall area home.
Eldridge Williams was born on November 2, 1917 in Washington County, Texas and moved to Richmond Heights in 1949. He retired from military service in 1963 after serving in World War II and Korea.
In this tribute video 94-year old Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams reminisces about his experiences as one of original Tuskegee Airmen in World War 2.