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Col. Charles E. McGee, Columbia College '78

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Col. Charles McGee '78, USAF (retired) was a Tuskegee Airman, a select group of black World War II fighter pilots who broke stereotypes. In his extraordinarily long career, he also commanded a fighter squadron in the Philippines, a reconnaissance squadron at now-defunct Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base just south of Kansas City and holds the Air Force fighter combat record of 409 missions and 1151 combat hours. President Bush recently awarded the Airmen the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the nation's highest civilian award. Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 150 years. As a private, non-profit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs.