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Leon Armour, career Air Force officer

Leon Armour, career Air Force officer

Leon Armour, a retired highly decorated career Air Force officer who was a member of the City College Hall of Fame, died Aug. 3 of liver cancer at his home in Gainesville, Va. He was 75. The son of Capt. Thomas M. Armour, a career Army officer, and Clara Wall Armour, a telephone operator, Leon Armour was born in Morristown, N.J. In 1955, he moved with his family to Fort Holabird when his father was assigned there. Mr. Armour was one of the "first African-American students to complete the college prep curriculum and play varsity football, " said his sister, Dr. Karen M. Armour of Windsor Mill. "Mr. Armour was the first African-American to graduate from the A Course at...

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