Fort Worth’s last Tuskegee Airman laid to rest

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FORT WORTH – Robert McDaniel, a Tuskegee Airman during World War II, passed away last week at the age of 96.

During a time of racism, inequality, and hardship McDaniel rose above the intolerance and proudly served and fought for his country.

McDaniel attended I.M. Terrel High in 1940, where he was valedictorian of his class. Three years later he was drafted into the armed forces and made his way into aviation history.

During his time in the U.S., Air Force McDaniel piloted the B-25 bomber and rose to the rank of 2nd lieutenant in the elite, all-black aviation unit during WWII. Upon returning home to Fort Worth McDaniel became a teacher and soon after a principal for the district

McDaniel was the last surviving member from Fort Worth of the infamous Tuskegee Airmen. He will be honored today, Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth, services starting at 11 a.m. After, he will be buried at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

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