Monday, October 24, 2016

Medal of Honor Monday: James H. Doolittle


"For conspicuous leadership above the call of duty, involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life.  With the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Gen. Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland."

From Gen. Doolittle's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on May 19, 1942.

A man who took it to the enemy during America's darkest days in WWII,
Brian

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