Friday funeral services for Louisiana's last Tuskegee Airman - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

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.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

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.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    more>>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    more>>
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    more>>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    more>>
  • 'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber cutting son's hair

    'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber cutting son's hair

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:45:21 GMT
    (Source: Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County Facebook)(Source: Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County Facebook)

    Police are looking for a woman who pointed a gun at a barber all because her son's haircut was taking too long.

    more>>

    Police are looking for a woman who pointed a gun at a barber all because her son's haircut was taking too long.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly