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Retired Tuskegee Airman asks for birthday cards to celebrate him turning 100 years old

A Rhode Island veteran made history while serving our country. Now, he is asking Americans across the country to help him celebrate his birthday. For the retired sergeant. Victor Butler, putting together puzzles is reassuring. Much calmer than fighting in a war. Butler is believed to be the last surviving Tuskegee aviator in Rhode Island. Nicknamed the Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black military pilots who made history by fighting in World War II, breaking down barriers, and leading the way in eliminating US military segregation. “At first, I was going to join the Canadian Air Force with a friend of mine, but after I was registered my mom and dad didn’t approve it,” Butler said. “Then I joined the US Air Force.” Butler would become a mechanic for Tuskegee aviators, working on legendary planes, all while facing racism. “Being in Tuskeegee, Alabama, it wasn’t very acceptable for whites for black soldiers to walk,” Butler said. , has awards, coins and more documenting their achievements. But you’re looking for one more thing: birthday cards. “It’s one more day that’s all,” Butler said. Butler will turn 100 next month on May 21 and his desire is to get cards from as many people as possible. “Oh, I’ll read each of them,” Butler said. You can send your happy birthday wishes to Victor W. Butler, under the care of Gary Butler. The address is PO box 3523, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910. Watch the video above to see more about this story.

A Rhode Island veteran made history while serving our country. Now, he is asking Americans across the country to help him celebrate his birthday.

For the retired sergeant. Victor Butler, putting together puzzles is reassuring. Much calmer than fighting in a war.

Butler is believed to be the last surviving Tuskegee aviator in Rhode Island. Nicknamed the Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black military pilots who made history by fighting in World War II, breaking down barriers, and leading the way in the elimination of the U.S. military.

“At first, I was going to join the Canadian Air Force with a friend of mine, but after I registered my mom and dad didn’t approve it,” Butler said. “Then I joined the US Air Force.”

Butler would become a mechanic for Tuskegee aviators, working on legendary planes, all while facing racism.

“Being in Tuskeegee, Alabama, it wasn’t very acceptable for whites for black soldiers to walk around,” Butler said.

Today, he has awards, coins, and more that document his accomplishments.

But look for one more thing: birthday cards.

“It’s just another day that’s all,” Butler said.

Butler will turn 100 next month on May 21 and his desire is to get cards from as many people as possible.

“Oh, I’ll read each of them,” Butler said.

You can send your happy birthday wishes to Victor W. Butler, under the care of Gary Butler. The address is PO box 3523, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910.

Watch the video above to see more about this story.

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