(FOX News) -- This Veterans Day is a little extra special for World War II veteran Jack Lyle. The 97-year-old from Chicago is being saluted for his service by a local brewery, who has named a new beer in his honor.
In the city’s historic Pullman neighborhood, Argus Brewery’s new farmhouse ale “Tuskegee Airmen Pursuit” celebrates one of the last living members of the famed Tuskegee unit. The Tuskegee airmen were an elite group of African-American pilots who served in WWII, at a time when black pilots were barred from flying with whites, Fox 32 reports.
Though Lyle fought in combat over the high skies of German-held territory more than 70 years ago, that chapter of his life is still vivid in his mind.
"They're always talking about the black pilots prove themselves...I never heard anybody talk about improving anything. They all liked what they were doing,” Lyle told the outlet.