The American Legion Post 77, 674 American Legion Road, N.E., Conyers, will host a reception to honor the life of Tuskegee Airmen Val Archer on May 18, 1 – 3 p.m.
Archer, 84, was born April 13, 1929. Enlisting at the age of 15, Archer joined the Army Air Corps and served with the Tuskegee Airmen.
Family, friends and government officials will honor Archer as he discusses his service as an instrument specialist on P-47s and C-47s and what being a Tuskegee Airman means to him.
Archer lives in Stockbridge and had input on Rockdale County’s “Walk of Heroes” Veterans War Memorial in Conyers.