The Candy Bomber Has Died

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  • The Candy Bomber Has Died

    Gail Halvorsen, the "Candy Bomber" of the Berlin Blockade, has died. He was 191 and served a full career in the Army Air Force/Air Force.

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    Couldn't read it due to requirement to register. But I did find a story with more detail than the AP one:

    Deseret News: Gail S. Halvorsen, the Berlin Candy Bomber, dies at 101

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    • #3
      Terrific bio and obit in the Deseret. More than I ever knew, and a more amazing story than I realized.
      Geology rocks, but geography is where it's at.

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      • #4
        To me, one of the biggest achievements of WWII was turning two enemies into friends. That's not normal. Things like this is what made it happen.

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        • #5
          I watched the news last night. They had a mention of the passing of some semi-obscure actor, but they couldn't bother to mention Col. Halvorsen. I thought it was pretty sad. He made more of a difference in the world than a busload of celebs.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Stephanie Belser View Post
            I watched the news last night. They had a mention of the passing of some semi-obscure actor, but they couldn't bother to mention Col. Halvorsen. I thought it was pretty sad. He made more of a difference in the world than a busload of celebs.
            Well, what would you expect. Nice obit in the Washington Post.

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            • #7
              What a wonderful thing he did.

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