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MG Lucius Theus
Birth: Oct. 11, 1922
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 2007
Southfield
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

United States Air Force General. He was the first African-American combat support officer to be promoted General and one of only three members of the World War II 332nd Fighter Group, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, to receive that rank. In 1942, he began his military career enlisting in the Army Air Forces as a private. Advancing rapidly through military ranks, he was a training officer with America's Tuskegee Airmen, was base commander at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam and held several top administrative posts at the Pentagon. He retired a Major General in 1979. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum at Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit. He is a member of both the Enlisted Men's Hall of Fame and the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Gladys M Theus (1923 - 2012)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60 Site 347
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22321673
MG Lucius Theus
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MG Lucius Theus
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MG Lucius Theus
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TUSKEGEE AIRMEN-The history of this Fighter Gunnery Competition is told in “The Last Hurrah” by Harry T. Stewart, Jr. who was one of the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group participating in the competition. After the 332nd Fighter Group won the competition....(Read more)
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