Hundreds of people gathered to be with Dick Cole at SUN ‘n FUN 2018 in Lakeland, Florida, on April 14, 2018.
Cole has earned their acclaim in so many ways. At 102 years of age, his wise and experienced perspective should be sufficient to garner respect from the rest of us. Cole is a World War II veteran — another badge of honor that deserves our thanks. And he is one of the select group of men known as the Doolittle Raiders who shocked the Japanese empire and rallied American spirits with a daring bombing mission over Tokyo in April 1942.
Need more reasons to celebrate Dick Cole? He is the last living member of the Doolittle Raiders. And, by the way, as a young lieutenant, Cole was copilot for the raid’s leader, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle. [Read more…]