BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As part of the NFL’s celebration of 100 years of professional football, Air Force Retired, Colonel Charles McGee, and three other 100-year-old military veterans participated in the 54th Super Bowl on-field coin toss ceremony, with Colonel McGee flipping the coin.
McGee also received word just before Christmas that he would be given an honorary promotion to Brigadier General following the passing and signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act.READ MORE: 'Tactless Finger Pointing': Baltimore Officials Push Back On Hogan's Criticisms Of The City During 'Re-Fund The Police' Announcement
McGee is believed to be only one of nine Tuskegee Airmen pilots who are still alive.READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Schools Feeling The Impact Of Nationwide Teacher Shortage
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying more than 15,000 sorties during World War II.Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey To Speak At Graduation Ceremony For People Who Completed Drug Treatment
McGee recently celebrated his 100th birthday with a flight at Frederick Municipal Airport.