100-year-old Tuskegee Airman honored for his service

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A 100-year-old veteran who was a Tuskegee Airman was honored in Westwood Wednesday for his service.

Roscoe Draper served during World War II. He trained other African American pilots from 1942 until 1945 – a time when the U.S. military was segregated.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer presented Draper with a bronze medal for his service.

“We’re quite heroic in what we’ve done and we’re very happy to be respected,” Draper said.

Draper is also a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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