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Ramstein Airmen honor Tuskegee Airman

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Graeme Clouden, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron expeditionary engineering training manager, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano,435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, perform a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Graeme Clouden, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron expeditionary engineering training manager, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano, 435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, perform a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020. Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Turner was not able to have traditional military honors for his funeral service. Clouden and other former honor guard members recorded a flag folding ceremony for his family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Graeme Clouden, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron expeditionary engineering training manager, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano, 435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, perform a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Graeme Clouden, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron expeditionary engineering training manager, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano, 435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, perform a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020. Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Turner was not able to have traditional military honors for his funeral service. Turner passed away on April 17, 2020, at the age of 95. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano, 435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, performs a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano, 435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, performs a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020. Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Turner was not able to have traditional military honors for his funeral service. Turner was credited with 53 combat missions over the European continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano, 435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, perform a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Fabiano, 435th Construction and Training Squadron engineering contingency instructor, perform a flag folding ceremony for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020. Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Turner was not able to have traditional military honors for his funeral service. Clouden and other former honor guard members recorded a flag folding ceremony for his family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Graeme Clouden, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron expeditionary engineering training manager, salutes a folded flag for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Graeme Clouden, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron expeditionary engineering training manager, salutes a folded flag for Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 24, 2020. Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Turner was not able to have traditional military honors for his funeral service. Through family connections, Turner’s family reached out to Clouden who gathered help from other CE members at Ramstein AB to record a flag folding ceremony in Turner’s honor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Ralph L. Turner, a Tuskegee Airman, stands with his Congressional Gold Medal Feb. 19, 2008.

Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Ralph L. Turner, a Tuskegee Airman, stands with his Congressional Gold Medal Feb. 19, 2008. Turner passed away on April 17, 2020 at the age of 95. (U.S. Air Force photo by Barbara Burnett)

Then U.S. Army Air Corp 1st Lt. Ralph L. Turner, a Tuskegee Airman, poses with an unnamed crew chief and his P-51 Mustang in Rammatelle, Italy, circa 1945

Then U.S. Army Air Corp 1st Lt. Ralph L. Turner, a Tuskegee Airman, poses with an unnamed crew chief and his P-51 Mustang in Rammatelle, Italy, circa 1945.Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Turner was credited with 53 combat missions over the European continent. (Courtesy photo)

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Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, was not able to have traditional military honors for his funeral service. Through family connections, Turner’s family reached out to Tech. Sgt. Graeme Clouden, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron expeditionary engineering training manager, who gathered help from other CE members at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to record a flag folding ceremony in Turner’s honor.