Tuskegee Airman, who marched with MLK from Selma, dies at 93

Dabney Montgomery was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and a civil rights figure. (CBS New York)

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 93.

His wife, Amelia Montgomery, says he died of natural causes Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospice care facility. He had lived in Harlem until he entered the facility Aug. 25.

Montgomery was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

His widow says the heels of his shoes and the tie he wore on the famous 1965 Selma to Montgomery march with King will be part of the permanent collection at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. when it opens on Sept. 24.

Montgomery served as a ground crewman with the Tuskegee Airmen in southern Italy during the war.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s