Veterans

December 11, 2017
 

James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

The Raiders remembered

Courtesy photograph Lt. Col. Richard Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders. Last week an airmen died, and with his passing so too comes the end of the journey of 80 men who, during World War II, did more to assure our victory and...
 
 

Memorial for final WWII Doolittle Raider scheduled for April 18

Air Force graphic by 2nd Lt. Robert Guest Retired Lt. Col. Robert “Dick” E. Cole was a B-25 Mitchell bomber copilot and survivor of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during World War II. Cole, who was the final surviving ...
 
 

Lt. Col. Dick Cole, last surviving Doolittle Raider, passes away at age 103

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr. Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, copilot to Jimmy Doolittle during the Doolittle Raid, smiles as he honors the U.S. flag during the singing of the National Anthem at an airsh...