Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum
Sign in to follow this  
H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

And then there were none

Recommended Posts

 

I just read that the last of the Doolittle Raiders has passed away.   And so this band of brave men has passed into History.  Let us never forget who they were or what those 60 seconds over Tokyo meant for America.

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a chance to volunteer at a reunion several years ago, what an honor! These men were heroes, plain and simple and they deserve the utmost respect and honor.

RIP Dick Cole and the rest of the Raiders.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just saw 30 seconds over Tokyo on TCM over the weekend, wished I had known. I had a chance to meet some of the Flying Tigers in a Holiday In lounge back in 1988 and was blown away how much fun these gentlemen and their wives were. 

Yes all these men need to be remembered. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, who was Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot on the Raid passed away at age 103.  RIP, sir! :FlagAm:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never met any of those 'Raiders'.   But, I met a WWII Vet at a VA nursing home a few years back who

was in the Schofield Barracks the morning Pearl Harbor was attacked.

He didn't say much about it but being in his presence was very special.

 

And for the past 25 years,  one of our faithful church members was a driver for

MacArthur towards the end of the war.   He passed away a few months ago.

 

They were a special breed.

 

..........Widder

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.