Last living crew member of the Enola Gay dies...

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    Last living crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia at age 93
    Published July 29, 2014
    Associated Press

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    FILE: The crew of US Air Force "Enola Gay" B-29 Superfortress bomber that delivered the Hiroshima atomic bomb.AP


    ATLANTA – The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia.

    Tom VanKirk says his father, 93-year-old Theodore VanKirk, died Monday in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

    VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," was the navigator of the Enola Gay. The B-29 Superfortress aircraft dropped "Little Boy" -- the world's first atomic bomb -- over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The bomb killed 140,000 in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki three days later. Van Kirk was 24 years old at the time.

    In a 2005 interview with The Associated Press, VanKirk said his World War II experience showed that wars and atomic bombs don't settle anything, and he'd like to see the weapons abolished.





     
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    when men were men rip
     
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    and it will happen again.
     
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    Now they can bomb them Japs in Hell.
     
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    The Patriots at Valley Forge were pretty tough too.;)

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    redsox repping in the photo :yes:

    actually knew his son
     
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    can you imagine if all the vets could see what a cesspool this country is now :facepalm:
     
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    that is so fucked up.. but it made me laugh my ass off
     
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    RIP.

    However this means one less viewer Stern68 can claim for AGT tonight .
     
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    My father was navy medical attached to the marine corps. At the time the bomb was dropped he was on Guam.,getting ready for the invasion of Japan. He always said the bomb saved his life as the invasion of Japan would have been a bloody mess.
     
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    He obviously DID see it he only died yesterday
     
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    These were real men unlike pussies who eat one almond and dress like idiots.