Floyd Carter Sr., Tuskegee Airman RIP

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Floyd Carter Sr., Tuskegee Airman RIP

Postby koimaster » March 11th 2018, 6:41pm

Floyd Carter Sr., one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, dedicated his remarkable life to serving his country and his city.

The decorated veteran of three wars and 27 years with the NYPD died Thursday at age 95, leaving a long legacy as a groundbreaking hero pilot and a city police detective.

Carter, who simultaneously rose through the ranks of the U.S. Air Force Reserves and the police, was honored in 2007 with the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bush for breaking the color barrier in Tuskegee.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/flo ... -1.3867333
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Re: Floyd Carter Sr., Tuskegee Airman RIP

Postby TemerityB » March 11th 2018, 6:58pm

Here in NYC, the admiration for Mr. Carter only seemed to grow the longer he was around. I hope he realized how much he was admired and how grateful people were for his service.
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Re: Floyd Carter Sr., Tuskegee Airman RIP

Postby biglove » March 11th 2018, 7:38pm

What a great loss. RIP, sir. You have earned it.
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Re: Floyd Carter Sr., Tuskegee Airman RIP

Postby codguy » March 12th 2018, 5:59am

Godspeed Mr. Carter
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Re: Floyd Carter Sr., Tuskegee Airman RIP

Postby svaglic » March 12th 2018, 6:11am

A true hero in this life. I thank him for his amazing service.
RIP Sir.
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Re: Floyd Carter Sr., Tuskegee Airman RIP

Postby Wasp » March 12th 2018, 6:12am

The man fought two wars at once. He had that quality he had content of character, he had the right stuff. A role model for everyone.
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