A long-overdue award will be bestowed on the legendary World War II Army Air Forces fliers the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders this month, and Ohio will get to share in the honor.
The group will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor on April 15 in Washington, D.C. Three days later, on the 73rd anniversary of the raid, the only two surviving raiders are scheduled to travel to Dayton to present the medal for permanent display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. …
One of the raiders remaining out of the original 80 is 99-year-old retired Lt. Col. Richard “ Dick” Cole, a Dayton native who attended Ohio University.
Read the editorial in the Columbus Dispatch.