Memorial service held for Tuskegee Airman 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery
Army Capt. Craig Morin presents an American flag to 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant's eldest sister, Nancy Leftenant-Colon, during a full military honors memorial service held for Leftenant at Arlington National Cemetery, January 14, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. A U.S. Army fighter pilot, and one of the famed African American Tuskegee Airmen, Samuel G. Leftenant, 21, was involved in a midair collision while escorting bombers to Sankt Viet, Austria, causing him to bailout of his damaged aircraft. He was reported MIA on April 12, 1945 and declared dead in 1946, since he was never found. Leftenant-Colon, from East Norwich, N.Y., was a nurse with the Army Reserves. She was stationed with the Tuskegee Airmen in Columbus, Ohio, after her brother died, and worked there until 1949. (U.S. Army photo by Cynthia Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District)