A member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen received a special honor in Massachusetts.

Air Force Sergeant James Sowell was presented with a congressional gold medal in Wilbraham.

The 94-year-old was honored for helping to fight bigotry in the armed forces.

Sowell was part of the first group of African Americans to serve in the Air Force during WWII.

His family says they could not be happier for him.

"It’s a wonderful, wonderful celebration. He did good, he did exactly what he needed to do, where he was supposed to do it and I’m very proud of him," said his daughter, Adrian Sowell.

Sowell says he still has the jacket he wore during his years as an airman.

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