Staff Sgt. David Thatcher

Staff Sergeant David Thatcher was the Engineer-Gunner aboard Crew 7 of the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raid. After his plane, the Ruptured Duck, dropped bombs over their target in Tokyo, the crew made their way towards China. After crash landing on the water near a small island, Thatcher and his crew eventually made their way to the shore. The only one not severely injured, Thatcher was awarded a Silver Star for his actions in attending to his crew.

We hope his story will inspire you. Please take a moment to watch his story, then share with friends, family, and particularly young Americans as an example of what we should aspire to be.

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