Last of Doolittle’s Raiders Passes: Dick Cole Dies at 103

Retired Colonel Dick Cole passes at 103 year old. Truly a legendary figure. He will be buried at Arlington.

The Greatest Generation are nearly all gone. A few of these heroes are left, but Colonel Cole’s passing signals the end of what was a remarkable group of American Patriots.

“We were confined to base, in isolated barracks, and told not to talk about our training……….We knew it would be dangerous, but that’s all.”

Lt. Col. Dick Cole (retired)
Doolittle’s Raiders

L1/Japan, Tokyo Raid/1942/pho 81
L1/Japan, Tokyo Raid/1942/pho 2


H/T Donthepit

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