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LTC Saylor Dies at Age 94


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The four are now three who remain from that daring and war-altering raid. God bless and Rest in Peace, sir:

 

http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/2015/01/29/doolittle-raider-edward-saylor-dies/22529753/

***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

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Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

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I believe pilots and crew, since Mr. Thatcher is a S/Sgt....

***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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Met Thatcher and Cole at WWII Weekend & Airshow a Reading several times, but never got a chance to meet Mr. Saylor.

 

Amazingly, Cole still comes!

***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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As I have been sick and off line for several weeks, I am sadden to hear of the death of Lt Col Edward Saylor, Former Commander, 328th Field Maintenance Squadron, Air Defense Command. In late Oct 1966, as I reported to my new commander at Richards-Gebaur AFB, (Nr Kansas City, MO), I reported to Col Saylor, on his last day in the squadron. As I only served under Col Saylor several hours, He was a well respected within the squadron. The was a question of the status of other crewmembers on the Doolittle mission. Col Saylor at the time, was a SSgt, Flight Engineer and Gunner on the 15th B-25 to leave the Hornet , out of 16. Col Saylor as it was only a short time to serve under you, It was an honor. Terry L Horstead

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At our Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Squadron here in Maryland I read the news just prior to the meeting. I talked with our squadron commander and organized within 10 minutes a color guard, Taps, and formation with a brief set of remarks. One of our achievements in CAP is the Doolittle Achievement (cadet senior master sergeant) and I saw LtCol Saylor as part of that....very proud that this was my first act as Squadron 1sgt. Thankful to God for heroes such as him.

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ITEMS FROM THE 65TH INFANTRY DIVISION, WWII OR MARYLAND WING OF CIVIL AIR PATROL, AND THE DC AIR NATIONAL GUARD

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Once again, we are losing our heroes! May they rest in Peace!

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