A 94 year old, World War II Veteran, and Detroit Native has been awarded the Bronze Star. During the 61st Annual Detroit NAACP Freedom Dinner, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson was presented the medal for heroic service and meritorious achievement. Senator Debbie Stabenow presented the award. Stabenow says Jefferson is one of the few remaining Tuskegee Airmen still alive and was the first African-American unit to fly combat airplanes in World War II.

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