Funeral for Tuskegee Airman Tuesday in Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - In the 1940s, America was largely segregated. That segregation event extended into the Armed Forces.

Approximately 20,000 black service members became the fabled "Tuskegee Airmen" during that time. Of that number, estimates say less than 200 are still alive in 2017.

One of those who recently passed away is a Toledo native, named Irving "Spud" Green. Green died on February 6, 2017.

He will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, after his funeral, open tothe public, on Tuesday, February 14th, at the First Church of God, on Collingwood, in Toledo. The wake begins at noon.

Starting tonight, on Action News, we'll introduce you to Green's family, and the legacy he leaves behind. It's a story you'll only see on 13abc.