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Young, Eddie Lee

(born: 1923) 

Born in the coal camps of Jenkins, KY, Young is the father of Michelle Y. Green, author of the Willie Pearl Series. Eddie Young was a Tuskeegee Airman and one of the first African American pilots to fly in Korea and Vietnam. Green's book in progress, High Flight, is based on her father's life.

This entry was submitted by Michelle Y. Green.

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“Young, Eddie Lee,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 14, 2024,

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