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Remembering Lt. Col. Spann Watson

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard conducting military honors during the internment of Lt. Col. Spann Watson at Arlington National Cemetery. Spann's widow Edna, is seen wiping away tears in the background. (July 29, 2010) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

 Lt. Col. Spann Watson was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Watson, who as one of the original fabled Tuskegee Airmen was among the first African-American pilots ever to fly in combat, was buried with all the pomp of full military honors. The Westbury resident, 93, died April 15 of complications from pneumonia.

>> Watch the video below and read Martin C. Evans' full story



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