Retired Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr., a member of World War II’s legendary Tuskegee Airmen died in Tucson at age 90. He will be buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Weathers was credited with downing two German fighter planes that attacked Army Air Forces bombers he was escorting.
“People should know this is a great American icon that has passed from us,” said retired Air Force Col. Richard Toliver of Goodyear, a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. “We’ve been blessed to have him among us.”
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