Tuskegee airman Lawrence E. Roberts, Oct. 12

Retired Air Force Col. Lawrence E. Roberts, one of the nation's first black military pilots and the father of ABC news anchor Robin Roberts, died on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Biloxi, Miss., and was buried with full military honors. He was 81. He was a graduate of the 44K class of the... AP/ Jamie Martin, file
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