Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery Dies at 93

A member from the legendary Tuskegee Airmen who fought on two battlegrounds: in southern Italy, during World War II, and in the American South, during the civil rights movement has died at the age of 93.

Dabney Montgomery was a ground crewman with the Tuskegee Airmen and a bodyguard for Martin Luther King Jr., who guarded the civil rights leader during the march from Selma, Ala. — his hometown.

Montgomery, along with the other Tuskegee Airmen, received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

The heels from the shoes he wore during the march from Selma to Montgomery will be on display in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, which is opening later this month.

Rest in peace elder.