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Tuskegee Airman stamp to be unveiled

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The Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the head instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military pilots who fought in World War II. The 70-cent postage stamp commemorating Charles Alfred Anderson will be unveiled March 13th at a ceremony in Bryn Mawr, the Philadelphia suburb where he grew up.

In 1932, Anderson became the first African American to earn a commercial pilot's license. He went on to teach aviation at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. "Chief," as his students called him, died in 1996 at the age of 89. Anderson was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame last year.

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