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Local WWII Veteran Honored by Tuskegee Airmen

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COPLEY, Ohio -- A local World War II veteran was honored for his service and charity work throughout Northeast Ohio Tuesday.

During the war Allen "Doc" Killings ran supplies for the Tuskegee Airmen. After retiring, he became one of Akron's first African American dentists. Killings, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, also founded a non-profit with the group that provides shelter for those in need.

The special occasion was sponsored by the "Gift a a Day" program at Crossroads Hospice. The program gives residents the gift of their idea of a perfect day.