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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:45 AM

One of last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Robert Friend, has died

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-last-surviving-tuskegee-airmen-died-20190622-flyix6o22bd33pq3wlgmmxotxi-story.html

One of last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Robert Friend, has died

By Kassidy Vavra

| New York Daily News |

Jun 22, 2019 | 3:20 PM

Lt. Col. Robert Friend was always glad to share his story with schoolkids — and what a story it was. Friend, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, died Friday at age 99 at his Long Beach, Calif., home.

Not only did Friend fly 142 missions in the iconic black unit in the Army Air Corps, he went on to serve in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Up until last year, Friend signed autographs and told his story at schools, his daughter Karen Crumlich told KCAL.
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He died of sepsis, surrounded by family and friends after they said a prayer, his daughter said. “And during the prayer, right when we said ‘amen,’ he took his last breath," Crumlich told KCAL.
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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:59 AM

1. Sadly Recommended

Cross gently, Lt Col Friend.

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:21 AM

2. Thanks for posting.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:27 AM

3. A special thanks for his heroism.



May he go in peace to an eternal rest.

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:28 AM

4. Rest in peace Lt. Col. Friend.

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