Retired Lt. Colonel Herbert Carter, one of the 33 original Tuskegee Airmen, died yesterday afternoon at the East Alabama Medical Center.

Carter was 93-years-old, according to reports he was scheduled to speak at an event in honor of the upcoming Veteran's Day.

He flew 77 missions with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.

Carter is joining his wife Mildred Carter, the first black woman in Alabama to be a licensed pilot who died in 2011.

No word on the cause of his death.

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