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  June 9, 1995 - Lincoln J. Ragsdale, pioneer fighter pilot of World War II, dies Lincoln J. Ragsdale, pioneering African-American fighter pilot, civil rights leader and entrepreneur died on June 9, 1995, of colon cancer. He was 69. After WWII, Ragsdale graduated from flight training at Tuskegee Army Airfield and later became a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, becoming one of the first 1,000 Black men to be integrated into the armed forces. "I remember when we used to walk through Black neighborhoods right after the war and little kids would run up to us and touch...

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