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Lt. Col. Herbert "Gene" Carter, shown in an artist's rendering, died Nov. 8, 2012. Carter was a member of the original cadre of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen. Carter and his squadron broke the bonds of discrimination and the adversities of separatism with their achievements during World War II. (Illustration courtesy of Air Command and Staff College Gathering of Eagles Foundation) Source: U.S. Air Force .