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Montana's last Doolittle Raider honored

Lt. Col. Michael Epper, 341st Force Support Squadron commander, presents the flag to Dawn Thatcher, wife of Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher, during a funeral service June 27 in Missoula, Mont. At 20 years old, Sgt. Thatcher was an engineer gunner in Flight Crew 7 of the Doolittle Tokyo Raids. His crew crash-landed into sea off the coast of China on April 18, 1942. Thatcher saved four members of the crew by pulling them to safety on the surrounding beach and applying life-saving medical treatment, even though he was injured himself. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe)

PHOTO BY: 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe
VIRIN: 160627-F-DK978-003.JPG
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