Go Back   Professional Soldiers ® > And Some Gave All.... > In Memory Of

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies at 93 Read more: Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies
Old 01-11-2011, 09:13   #1
Pete
Quiet Professional
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Pete is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fayetteville
Posts: 12,283
Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies at 93 Read more: Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies

Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies at 93

Read more: Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies at 93 - Boulder Daily Camera http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_17061321#ixzz1AkBJvTiN
DailyCamera.com


"Col. William Marsh "Bill" Bower, the last surviving pilot of "Doolittle's Raiders" who bombed Japan in 1942, died Monday at his home in south Boulder.

He was 93 and "lived a completely full life," said his son Jim Bower............."

Down to five now - the reunion is getting smaller and smaller

http://www.doolittleraider.com/survivors.htm
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 09:23   #2
uplink5
Quiet Professional
 
uplink5's Avatar
 
uplink5 is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Pineland, Northern Province
Posts: 594
Rest in Peace COL Bower...
__________________
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson



"The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist."

Vannevar Bush
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 09:24   #3
Dusty
Quiet Professional
 
Dusty's Avatar
 
Dusty is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Ozarks
Posts: 10,053
I recently watched an outstanding 3-part documentary on the Doolittle heroes.

God bless and RIP.
__________________
"There you go, again." Ronald Reagan
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 09:31   #4
The Reaper
Quiet Professional
 
The Reaper's Avatar
 
The Reaper is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Free Pineland
Posts: 24,379
RIP, Sir.

Thank you for your service.

You will not be forgotten.

TR
__________________
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

De Oppresso Liber 01/20/2017
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 09:52   #5
TOMAHAWK9521
Quiet Professional
 
TOMAHAWK9521's Avatar
 
TOMAHAWK9521 is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Idaho
Posts: 965
Rest In Peace, Sir.

Thank you for your service.
__________________
"It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live." -Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 09:57   #6
Peregrino
Quiet Professional
 
Peregrino's Avatar
 
Peregrino is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Occupied Pineland
Posts: 4,598
Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for your service.
__________________
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (42B.C)
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 10:05   #7
akv
Area Commander
 
akv's Avatar
 
akv is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,572
Rest In Peace and Thank you
__________________
"Men Wanted: for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” -Sir Ernest Shackleton

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” –Greek proverb
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 10:25   #8
Red Flag 1
Area Commander
 
Red Flag 1 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 2,952
Rest In God's Peace Col Bower.
  Reply With Quote

General Doolittle
Old 01-11-2011, 12:47   #9
f50lrrp
BANNED USER
 
f50lrrp is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Monterey California
Posts: 392
General Doolittle

I had the honor of meeting General Doolittle when I was in high school. His Granddaughter, Jody Doolittle's Father was a colonel stationed at Castle AFB & she was in my high school class.

Years later, on Armed Forces day, the USS Missouri paid a visit to Monterey Bay and the surviving members of Doolittle's raid flew over the Presidio (DLI) and over the ship. General Doolittle had a place of honor near the Army Museum and I got to shake his hand.

RIP Colonel.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 16:21   #10
azmg
Guerrilla
 
azmg is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 138
RIP Col Bower and thank you.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 17:10   #11
Gypsy
Area Commander
 
Gypsy's Avatar
 
Gypsy is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 6,768
Rest in Peace, COL Bower. We shall never forget you.
__________________
My Heroes wear camouflage.
  Reply With Quote

Never knew
Old 01-11-2011, 18:07   #12
wet dog
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Never knew

I met Col Bill Bower in a small Fly-Fishing shop in south Boulder the spring of 1995. He was looking at lures and called some by naming then in Latin, the pimple faced kid behind the counter looked puzzled. Col Bower then said, "...the small one with black and red, size 14 please."

Got to shake his hand, never knew he was a "Raider" until now. Never forget his gentleness in saying hello.

Rest in Peace Col Bower, thank you.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 20:06   #13
ZonieDiver
Quiet Professional
 
ZonieDiver's Avatar
 
ZonieDiver is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 4,204
Rest In Peace, Sir.
__________________
"I took a different route from most and came into Special Forces..." - Col. Nick Rowe
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 20:20   #14
Saturation
Guerrilla
 
Saturation is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 155
Thank you for all you gave.
RIP.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-11-2011, 20:30   #15
dennisw
Area Commander
 
dennisw's Avatar
 
dennisw is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Norco, ca
Posts: 1,089
Blue Skies. From everything I have read and Wetdog's story, he sounds like he would have been an enjoyable person to know. RIP sir.
__________________
Let us conduct ourselves in such a fashion that all nations wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies. The Virtues of War - Steven Pressfield
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 22:36.



Copyright 2004-2017 by Professional Soldiers ®
Site Designed, Maintained, & Hosted by Hilliker Technologies