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CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Among his achievements, Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (1912-2002) was the first African-American to graduate from West Point in the 20th century and commanded the all-black unit, the Tuskegee Airmen, during World War II. His father, Brig. Gen. Benjamon O. Daivs Sr., was the first African-American general officer in the U.S. military. (Air Force artwork)

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