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Friday funeral services for Louisiana's last Tuskegee Airman

Calvin Moret, the last living member of the Tuskegee Airmen born in Louisiana, died Saturday at the age of 90. Calvin Moret, the last living member of the Tuskegee Airmen born in Louisiana, died Saturday at the age of 90.
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Funeral services will take place Friday morning for Dr. Calvin Moret, the last Tuskegee Airman born in Louisiana.

Moret died of cancer on Friday, September 11. He was 90-years-old.

He was Louisiana’s last surviving Tuskegee Airman, the famous African-American fighter pilots that flew in World War II. He was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal for his service.

Moret shared his story with Louisiana and the world often, becoming an ambassador for the city of New Orleans. 

"We have lost a national hero with the passing of Dr. Calvin Moret," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a statement after Moret's death. "Dr. Moret was a great leader who made incredible sacrifices and exhibited resounding courage. He was truly an ambassador for the city of New Orleans. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time."

Visitation for Moret will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church, located at 2022 St. Bernard Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 11 a.m.

Moret will be interred at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.

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