The city police department is mourning the death of one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, who had lived in the Bronx and served as an NYPD detective.
The NYPD said Sunday morning that Floyd Carter Sr. had passed away at the age of 95.
He had flown all over the world and fought for the United States in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
The 47 Precinct in the Bronx said Carter was a member of the NYPD for 27 tears, earning the rank of detective, and had inspired many to follow in his footsteps.
He was one of 16,000 black pilots, technicians, and support staff who served during World War II as Tuskegee Airmen, the first black aviators in the U.S. armed forces.
Carter is survived by his wife — who he was married to for more than 70 years — two children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Photo above via Carlo Allegri /AP.