Friday, November 8, 2013
It's the Final Toast for Doolittle Raiders-- Part 1
From the Oct. 30, 2013, Contra Costa Times "Doolittle Raiders to gather for a final toast" by Peter Hegarty.
"They carried off one of the most legendary attacks of World War II and boosted American morale when victory over Japan seemed far from certain."
But for the survivors of the Doolittle Raid, their mission will only truly end when they raise a final toast to those who were with them that fateful day and who have since died. Just four of the men are still living.
Richard Cole, Edward Saylor and David Thatcher will be at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, tomorrow, November 9th, to do just that.
Each will lift a silver goblet of brandy during the solemn ceremony. The fourth survivor, Robert Hite will not be in attendance due to poor health.
Some of the Greatest of the Greatest Generation. --GreGen