TUSKEGEE AIRMEN HONOREE: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, seen here in 2011, was one of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. He holds a model of a P-51 Mustang used in World War II. Williams was a fitness and survival trainer during the war, trained fellow black pilots in the Airmen, and in 1949 he became a fighter intercept controller. After the war he joined Dade County Public Schools and helped integrate Miami schools.
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN HONOREE: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, seen here in 2011, was one of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. He holds a model of a P-51 Mustang used in World War II. Williams was a fitness and survival trainer during the war, trained fellow black pilots in the Airmen, and in 1949 he became a fighter intercept controller. After the war he joined Dade County Public Schools and helped integrate Miami schools. MARICE COHN BAND MIAMI HERALD STAFF
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN HONOREE: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, seen here in 2011, was one of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. He holds a model of a P-51 Mustang used in World War II. Williams was a fitness and survival trainer during the war, trained fellow black pilots in the Airmen, and in 1949 he became a fighter intercept controller. After the war he joined Dade County Public Schools and helped integrate Miami schools. MARICE COHN BAND MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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July 07, 2015 8:33 AM

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

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