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  1. #1 Tuskegee Airman Julius Jackson, LTC (RET), Jumps with the Golden Knights 
    Senior Member Gina's Avatar
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    91 years old and jumping out of a plane. The oldest to ever do so with the Army Golden Knights. The Tuskegee Airmen, formally known as the 332nd Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps, were formed in 1941 and were the first African-American pilots to fly in the United States. LTC (RET) Julius Jackson jumps with SFC Noah Watts over the Chicago skyline. SFC Aaron Figel captures the images for your viewing.

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    That's cool. 91 and still jumping out of a plane, my grandpa aged well, but he never did that. We bought him a balloon ride once when he was in his 80s, though.

    The late Coleman A Young, former Detroit mayor and a man who is mostly hated outside of Detroit, was a Tuskeegee airman.
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