Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery Dies
Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 93.
His wife, Amelia Montgomery, said he died of natural causes Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospice care facility. He had lived in Harlem until he entered the facility August 25th.
Montgomery was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
His widow says the heels of his shoes and the tie he wore on the famous 1965 Selma to Montgomery march with King will be part of the permanent collection at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. when it opens on September 24th.
Montgomery served as a ground crewman with the Tuskegee Airmen in southern Italy during the war.