Tuskegee Airman turns 100 in Cleveland

One of the original Tuskegee Airmen celebrated a huge milestone on Saturday

Tuskegee Airman turns 100 in Cleveland
One of the original Tuskegee Airmen celebrated a huge milestone on Saturday. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland airman celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday.

Asa Newman was born in Cleveland in 1918 and graduated from East High School.

Newman moved to Chicago for college, but his plans were interrupted by World War Two.

He served in North Africa and Sicily.

The Cleveland man was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen.

After he served Newman finished college and worked at the Atomic Research Department at the University of Chicago.

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