Charles McGee, a legendary aviator and one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen from World War II, was officially promoted to brigadier general at the age of 100 on Tuesday, President Trump said at his State of the Union address.
Trump pinned the stars on McGee's shoulders in the Oval Office earlier that day, and said he signed a bill promoting him a few weeks ago.
Trump also recognized McGee's great-grandson Iain Lanphier, a 13-year-old eighth grader from Arizona, who he called ‘one of the Space Force's youngest potential recruits,’ adding that ‘he has always dreamed of going to space and he was first in his class and among the youngest at an aviation academy.’
A member of an air force or air arm of a nation's armed forces.
USSF, the space operations service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
He aspires to go to the Air Force Academy, having his eye on the Space Force.