A Tuskegee Airman who served in World War II has died at 103-years-old. 

Reginald Brewster's son said he died peacefully Monday. 

His birthday was earlier this month. 

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of 16,000 Black pilots, technicians and support staff who served during World War II. 

The famed group was formed after civil rights advocates pressed military officials to begin training Black service members to be pilots. 

Brewster never flew; he was stationed in England and France, assisting the base commander.

He said he was treated better abroad than back at home. 

After the war, Brewster attended Fordham Law School and practiced law until he was 90. 

In 2007, the Airmen were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.