WATCH: Trump Recognizes 100 Yr Old Tuskegee Airman and His Great Grandson

During his State of the Union speech last night President Trump invited Iain Lanphier, an eighth-grader who he said aspired to join the newly created Space Force. He quoted Iain, who said, “Most people look up at space. I want to look down on the world.”

Trump also recognized Charles McGee, who he said was one of the “last surviving Tuskegee airmen,” a group of African American fighter pilots from World War II. McGee is also Iain’s great-grandfather.

The president said he recently signed a bill promoting McGee to the rank of brigadier general and had pinned his new stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office earlier on Tuesday.

A smiling McGee stood and marked another moment when Congress came together to recognize the decorated veteran.


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