U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams

Roscoe Brown, the last of the Tuskegee Airmen pilots known to live on Long Island, told his family he did not want an elaborate church funeral. He wanted a jazz band to play instead, and for people to get together over shared stories and maybe a cold beer.

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Screenshot via KCCI News

On Wednesday afternoon, funeral home director Marty Mitchell made a Facebook plea for Iowans to honor the life of Korean War Navy veteran, Charles Lanam.

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