LTC Richard Cole, Last Surviving Doolittle Raider, Passes

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A legend passes: Dick Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders, dies at 103

Retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders who rallied the nation’s spirit during the darkest days of World War II, has passed away.

Tom Casey, president of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association, confirmed to Air Force Times that Cole died Tuesday morning in San Antonio. His daughter, Cindy Cole Chal, and son, Richard Cole, were by his side, Casey said.

Cole will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Casey said. Memorial services are also being scheduled at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas.

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Blue Skies, sir.
 

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Another of America's greatest generation has left the building.

Now go fly high with the angels above.

Rest easy Colonel.
 

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Humble man! May you rest in peace, Sir and thank you for your service to our nation.
 
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