Tuskegee Airman Memorial Set For Friday At Arizona Capitol

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A memorial service for Tuskegee Airman, Maj (Ret) George Washington Biggs, who passed away on September 19 will be held at the World War II memorial at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza at the Arizona Capitol. The Friday morning event is being hosted by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services.

Maj (Ret) Biggs passed away at the age of 95. He was born in Nogales, Arizona.

Maj (Ret) Biggs was one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen in Arizona.

According to his obituary, Maj (Ret) Biggs “enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 at age 18, it was his second attempt to join up – he had been denied when he tried to enlist at age 16.”

Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Maj (Ret) Biggs became an agent for the U.S. Customs Service in Nogales, Arizona.

Maj (Ret) Biggs is survived by his wife, 10 children, 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

In 2007, Maj (Ret) Biggs was among the Tuskegee Airmen who were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal.

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