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President honors Tuskegee Airman during State of the Union address

President Donald Trump honored 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

"A few weeks ago, I signed a bill promoting Charles McGee to brigadier general, and earlier today, I pinned the stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office. General McGee, our nation salutes you. Thank you, sir," Trump said.

McGee is a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a recipient of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal and a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

McGee graduated from Columbia College's Kansas City location in 1978. McGee also recently participated in the Super Bowl coin toss.

He celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 7.

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Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.

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