Goblets for Doolittle Raiders (left-right) Master Sgt. David J. Thatcher, Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Major Thomas Griffin, and Lt. Col. Robert L. Hite stand charged and ready for the Goblet Ceremony on April 16, 2010 in Fairborn, Ohio. The ceremony honors all who participated in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during W.W. II. This ceremony also honored the career and passing of Col. James H. Macia, Jr. (seen in framed photo).The upright goblets represent aircrew who have survived to this day. During the ceremony the name of every person was read and a Doolittle Raider responds to indicate the spirit of those who passed are present. The collection of goblets, each with an aircrew name engraved both right side up and upside down. The set of goblets is now maintained by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung
October 17, 2012
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