What was great was that myself and one other soldier had him all to ourselves for the entire hour.
What we asked him about I’m sure he’d been asked about a thousand times before - the Doolittle Raid.
He just smiled and told the story liked he’d never been asked. I don’t really remember if he gave us any information nuggets that hadn’t already been published but just hearing it first hand had me awestruck. Frankly I was in awe just from being in the same room with him.
After talking to him he gave us a tour of his house. He lived in a very modest home in Carmel and was most proud of that photo of getting his fourth star.
The sad part of the whole thing was that I recorded our chat on a cassette. Of course now I have no idea where it is.
What an honor! Gen. Dolittle was a truly great man. Thank you, VeniVidiVici.