BREAKING: One Of The Best Just Passed Away, His Family Needs Our Prayers…

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Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has died at the age of 93.

His wife, Amelia Montgomery, said he died of natural causes Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospice care facility. He had lived in Harlem until he entered the facility on Aug. 25, FOX reports.

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Mr. Montgomery was born in in Selma, Alabama, in 1923 and was inducted into the armed forces in 1943. He served in what was then the Army Air Corps as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in southern Italy during the war.

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The Washington Post reports that they got their name because they trained at Alabama’s historically black Tuskegee University, which had a civilian pilot-training program, according to the university’s historical page about the airmen.

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Black servicemen who trained at Tuskegee faced discrimination in the armed services and at home, but the “Red Tails,” as they were known, distinguished themselves in a March 1945 bombing run to Berlin and by discovering a German destroyer in the harbor of Trieste, Italy, according to the university.

“The tenacious bomber escort cover provided by the 332nd ‘Red Tail’ fighters often discouraged enemy fighter pilots from attacking bombers escorted by the 332nd Fighter Group,” the university said.

 

He attended Livingstone College in North Carolina on the GI bill and later moved to New York to find work.

Montgomery was active in the civil rights movement, serving as a bodyguard to King during the famous 1965 Selma to Montgomery march.

Amelia Montgomery said the heels of the shoes and the tie her husband wore on the Selma march will be part of the permanent collection at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. , when it opens on Sept. 24.

Montgomery was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 after President George W. Bush signed a law awarding the distinction to all original Tuskegee Airmen.

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He worked for the New York City Housing Authority and as a volunteer outreach worker for a nonprofit that assists the elderly.

Montgomery remained active until his final weeks, frequently visiting schools to talk to children about his experiences growing up in Alabama, serving in the war and marching for civil rights.

“He just loved motivating young people to be somebody,” Amelia Montgomery said. “That was his joy.”

Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery waves to the crowd as he is introduced before the start of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles in June 5, 2013. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery waves to the crowd as he is introduced before the start of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles in June 5, 2013. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Rest In Peace Dabney Montgomery

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