Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr., a pilot from the fabled Tuskegee Airmen, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
July 4, 2006 Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr., a retired Tuskegee Airman, in his living room in Tucson in 2006. Weathers was motivated by more than patriotism when he joined the Army Air Corps. "They were getting ready to draft me," he said. "I didn't want to be cannon fodder." The Memphis native, who had completed course work for a degree in science and biology, used what influence he could to receive a spot as a cadet. Francisco Medina/AP Buy Photo