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MALCOLM NETTINGHAM straightens his tie in his Scotch Plains, New Jersey home. Nettingham,100, and born in New York City, is a Tuskegee Airmen. trained as and radio man and gunnery.

The U.S. military trained nearly 1,000 pilots in Tuskegee from 1941 to 1946. Of that group, 355 were deployed overseas, and 84 gave their lives. Tuskegee Airman were awarded with 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 14 Bronze Stars, and eight Purple Hearts.

In 2007 Nettignham and more than 300 living Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor Congress may bestow.
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MALCOLM NETTINGHAM straightens his tie in his Scotch Plains, New Jersey home.  Nettingham,100,  and born in New York City, is a Tuskegee Airmen. trained as and radio man and gunnery.  <br />
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The U.S. military trained nearly 1,000 pilots in Tuskegee from 1941 to 1946. Of that group, 355 were deployed overseas, and 84 gave their lives.  Tuskegee Airman were awarded with 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 14 Bronze Stars, and eight Purple Hearts. <br />
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In 2007 Nettignham and  more than 300 living Tuskegee Airmen received  the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor Congress may bestow.