Tuskegee Memorial Service

Tuskegee Memorial Service

Memorial service for 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant, Tuskegee Airman, at Arlington National Cemetery Nancy Leftenant-Colon, eldest sister of for United States Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant , receives the American flag from U.S. Army Capt. Craig Morin, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), during a memorial service for Leftenant,  Jan. 14, 2015, in Arlington, Va. Leftenant, a member of the  Tuskegee Airmen, was reported ‘Missing-In-Action” on April 12, 1945, after the P-51 Mustang he was piloting collided with another P-51 while escorting bombers over Europe during World War II. He was declared dead in 1946, though no remains were recovered, and was posthumously awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/ Arlington National Cemetery /released)