Roscoe Brown Jr., pilot and Tuskegee airman.
The legendary Alabama-based Tuskegee Airmen spent their time sequestered in a segregated area of the Air Force. They were African-Americans who literally fought for the country that declared them second-class citizens even as they were fighting. They painted the tails of their planes red, hence the group's nickname "Red Tails" (as featured in the recent movie from George Lucas, which you almost certainly didn't see).
Not allowed to fight or even practice with their white counterparts, the Airmen still managed to pull off some of the most badass moments of World War II (which, if you didn't already know, was swole up with badassery). Roscoe Brown flew 68 missions and took part in the longest flight mission during the entire campaign, a 1,500-mile journey from Italy to Berlin to shoot Hitler's air army in their collective dick. He was actually the first pilot to shoot down a German military jet.
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A man couldn't be blamed for coasting on that accomplishment for the rest of his life. But after the war, Roscoe got masters and doctoral degrees from New York University, then became president of Bronx Community College. He also advised many black officials who were elected in New York. Oh, and he ran nine New York City marathons. That's the guy segregationists didn't think was worthy of sharing a bathroom with white people.