Sunday, April 21, 2013
B-52's and the Doolitle Raiders
Well my hometown had the Honor of hosting the last public reunion of the Doolittle Raiders this last week and it was a busy week.
We had friends in town and the DH and his buddy went to one of the reunion luncheons as well as one of the Autograph/meet and greet sessions. Both my kiddos assisted with the 3 dinners as part of their High School ROTC and my DD also marched in the Hero's parade with the HS ROTC.
There were 5 B-25's in town on display and available for paid flights. 3 of them did fly over for the parade and circled that end of town for over and hour. Most of the 'in-flight' pics were from our friends hotel room on the 7th floor and a couple from the flight-line out at Destin. (there are also a couple pics of several other old planes also participating )
The very first picture is of 3 of the 4 remaining Raiders (not in order) Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole,
S/SGT. David J Thatcher and Lt.Colonel Edward J Saylor.
Thanks to these brave men and many others over the years who have served!!!!
Have a great week!