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Dempsey Morgan, Tuskegee Airman, dies in Roanoke

Sunday - 4/14/2013, 12:10pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Funeral services will be held Monday for a Roanoke man who was a member of the famed all-black World War II unit the Tuskegee Airmen.

An obituary posted on Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home's website says Dempsey Wesley Morgan Jr. died Thursday. He was 93.

The Detroit native was a 1st lieutenant with the 332nd Fighter Group and 100th Fighter Squadron. His citations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star and the Certificate of Valor.

After Morgan left the military, he and his wife, Adrienne, spent 40 years teaching the principles of the Baha'i faith in Asia, Africa and Central America.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon Monday at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home in Roanoke.

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Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home: http://www.hamlar-curtis.com/


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