Former Tuskegee Airman Franklin Macon died Sunday night in his home in Colorado Springs at the age of 97. Tuskegee Airmen are among the first nation’s group of African American fighter pilots. Macon enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and he began his military flight training the next year as part of Tuskegee’s Class 45A. Macon established the Frank Macon Trades Scholarship Charitable Trust, which provides scholarships to those who want to learn a trade. He will be remembered for his passion for the trade, dedication to service, and wisdom he has shared with many.
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