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Trayvon’s Mother Recalls He Dreamed of Becoming a Pilot

By Frederick H. Lowe


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Trayvon Martin, on Aug. 11, 2009, explores an airplane during his growing interest in aviation. PHOTO: Courtesy

( — Before his life was snuffed out by a bullet fired by George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin dreamed of becoming a pilot or an aircraft mechanic, aspirations rarely mentioned about him following his violent death.

On May 13 during commencement exercises, Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Fla., will award Martin a posthumous Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation.

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