A famed Tuskegee Airman was laid to rest today in Arlington National Cemetery.
Burial services were held today for World War II Pilot Lt. Colonel Lee Archer, Junior.
During the war, the famed combat pilot was credited with shooting down four German planes… three in a single day.
Archer flew 169 combat missions during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Archer was 90-years-old when he died on January 27th in New York.
Only a handfull of these historic aviators are left. It is impossible today to imagine the struggle that they went through and barriers they overcame to acheive the status of US Army Aviator during WW2. Then went on to be one of the best combat aviation units during the war.
Let us all honor his memory.