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What one of the last Tuskegee airmen wants for his 100th birthday

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 05/15/22

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Retired Sgt. Victor W. Butler will be turning 100 on May 21, and what he’d like the most is to receive birthday cards with inspiring messages.

The nonagenarian from Rhode Island served among the Tuskegee airmen between 1941 and 1946 as a mechanic. Although he didn’t fulfill his dream of becoming an actual pilot, his efforts on the ground proved to be an integral part of the airmen’s contribution to World War II.

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