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Jimmy Doolittle
Original name: James Doolittle
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- nykk anderson
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
 
God bless you throughout Spring, the Season when all Life is renewed. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
 
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
 
Thank you for your service and dedication to our country. You were an inspiration when our country needed heros! God Bless you and your family. Flying high in heaven now.
- Lynda Duncan Miles
 Added: Feb. 26, 2014
 
Flying on the Wings of Eagles.....we still have brave airmen; rest in peace Jimmy; and thank you.
- R.E. Wood
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 4, 2014
 
God bless you on New Year's Day (belated) and throughout 2014. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jan. 2, 2014
 
God bless you throughout Winter, the cold, harsh season in which nature sleeps and goes dormant, awaiting the arrival of Spring. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
 
God's peace and blessings be with you throughout the holiest season of 2013. Rest in Peace, Brother Warrior.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Dec. 17, 2013
 
Birthday Blessings
- wings214
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 

- Rosita
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 
Thank you, sir...
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 
Happy Birthday to a Veteran and a true American Hero. God Bless you and your family, sir. Thank you for your service to our country!
- Lynda Duncan Miles
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 

- Kaye Miller
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 

- Lazer
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 

- Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 

- nevermore
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 

- Cindy
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
 
God bless you on your Birthday (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 13, 2013
 
God bless you throughout the 2013 Yuletide Season, and especially, Merry Christmas (early). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Dec. 11, 2013
 
R I P
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 6, 2013
 
God bless you on Thanksgiving (early). I am thankful for your dedicated service to others. Rest in Peace, Sir.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Nov. 13, 2013
 
THE BEST.
- IRVING PRESSER
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013
 

- wings214
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
 
Remembering you
- John
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
 
Today, Veteran's Day - 2013, I salute you and thank you for your service to our country and in aiding to keep our citizens free.
- Libby Conway Butler Barden
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
 
You and your men are patriots...RIP
- LeeAnne
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013
 
The last reunion and toast was yesterday , very somber moment rest in peace and bless the Raiders!
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013
 
God bless you on Veterans Day (early). Aim High. Rest in Peace, Sir.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Nov. 5, 2013
 

- Doug Lind
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013
 
Rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013
 

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Oct. 24, 2013
 

- Stacey
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013
 
God bless you on Halloween (early). Don't frighten any trick-or-treaters! Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 15, 2013
 
God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013
 
General/Doctor James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle, USAF: Sir, you will be remembered as an American aviation pioneer. You served as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. You earned the Medal of Honor for your valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid while a lieutenant colonel. You received the Medal of Honor from President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House for planning and leading his raid on Japan. His citation reads: "For conspicuous leadership above and beyond the call of duty, involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. With the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Lt. Col. Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland. The Doolittle Raid is viewed by historians as a major morale-building victory for the United States. Although the damage done to Japanese war industry was minor, the raid showed the Japanese that their homeland was vulnerable to air attack, and forced them to withdraw several front-line fighter units from Pacific war zones for homeland defense. More significantly, Japanese commanders considered the raid deeply embarrassing, and their attempt to close the perceived gap in their Pacific defense perimeter led directly to the decisive American victory during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. When asked from where the Tokyo raid was launched, President Roosevelt coyly said its base was Shangri-La, a fictional paradise from the popular novel Lost Horizon. In the same vein, the US Navy named one of its carriers the USS Shangri-La. After the end of the European war, the Eighth Air Force was re-equipped with B-29 Superfortress bombers and started to relocate to Okinawa in the Pacific. Two bomb groups had begun to arrive on August 7. However, the 8th was not scheduled to be at full strength until February 1946 and Doolittle declined to rush 8th Air Force units into combat saying that "If the war is over, I will not risk one airplane nor a single bomber crew member just to be able to say the 8th Air Force had operated against the Japanese in the Pacific". In 1952, following a string of three air crashes in two months at Elizabeth, New Jersey, the President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, appointed him to lead a presidential commission examining the safety of urban airports. The report "Airports And Their Neighbours" led to zoning requirements for buildings near approaches, early noise control requirements, and initial work on "super airports" with 10,000 ft runways, suited to 150 ton aircraft. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower asked Doolittle to perform a study of the Central Intelligence Agency; The resulting work was known as the Doolittle Report, 1954, and was classified for a number of years. On April 4, 1985, the U.S. Congress promoted Doolittle to the rank of full General on the Air Force retired list. In a later ceremony, President Ronald Reagan and U.S. Senator and retired Air Force Reserve Major General Barry Goldwater pinned on Doolittle's four-star insignia. In addition to his Medal of Honor for the Tokyo raid, Doolittle also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, two Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, four Air Medals, and decorations from Great Britain, France, Belgium, Poland, China, and Ecuador. He is the only person to be awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Medal of Freedom, the nation's two highest honors. On this day after 20 years, died at the age of 96 in Pebble Beach, California on September 27, 1993, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, near Washington, D.C., next to his wife.In his honor at the funeral, there was also a flyover of Miss Mitchell, a lone B-25 Mitchell, and USAF Eighth Air Force bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. After a brief graveside service, Doolittle's great-grandson played Taps flawlessly. Thanks for everything, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 
Remembering...
- jay payton
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 

- 49boy3
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 
Thank you, sir...
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 
Your Medal of Honor was well deserved.Thank you for my freedom.
- occupy378
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 

- Daniel Kelley
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 

- Lazer
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 

- Cindy
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 
RIP GENERAL SIR!
- Polaris
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 

- James Snow
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 
God bless you on your Angel Day. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 
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