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WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to US museum

Doolittle Raiders' congressional gold medal to be given to Air Force museum in Ohio

FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, front left, signs H.R. 1209 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, next ...
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 Richard Cole, center, proposes a toast with two other surviving members of the 1942 Tokyo raid led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Dooli...

Doolittle Raiders Medal

FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, front left, signs H.R. 1209 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, next ...

Doolittle Raiders-Medal

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 Richard Cole, center, proposes a toast with two other surviving members of the 1942 Tokyo raid led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Dooli...

CINCINNATI (AP) -- More than seven decades after the Doolittle Raiders rallied their nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes will again add to their legacy with a presentation to a museum in Ohio.

The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in Washington, then hand it over three days later to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The gold medal will go on display at the museum near Dayton, joining an exhibit depicting the launch from an aircraft carrier of the Raiders' daring 1942 bombing attack on Japan.?

At age 99, Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole plans to come to Ohio from his home in Texas.

He is one of three surviving Raiders, but says the medal is for all 80 men on the mission.


Updated : 2021-09-18 21:23 GMT+08:00