Thomas Vaughns has seen a lot in his 99 years, as a member of the famed Tuskegee Airman during World War II and a veteran of the Korean War, as a 20-year county extension agent, as horticulture specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for 14 years. His agriculture career began during the days of segregation, continued through the Civil Rights Era and continues through board service and his regular advice to others who seek his wisdom.