Lowell Steward, 1919-2014

Another of the Tuskegee Airmen has died:

Former Tuskegee Airman Lowell C. Steward, of Oxnard, who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in 1944 for his actions during World War II, died Wednesday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura.

He was 95.

Lowell Steward Jr., of Sylmar, said his father passed away peacefully with several members of his immediate family at his bedside. He had come down with a cold on Sunday evening at his Oxnard home that quickly turned into pneumonia, Lowell Jr. said.

There are fewer of these brave and proud men left each year.

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