WATCH: Airmen honor last WWII Doolittle Raider at Texas service

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, died April 9 in San Antonio at the age of 103. A memorial was held Thursday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

The memorial fell on the 77th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid during World War II.

On April 18, 1942, Cole was mission commander Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot in the U.S. attack on Japan less than five months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Cole will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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