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History Matters: Shreveporters honor a Doolittle Raider, but who were they?

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Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner
Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Doolittle's Raiders made history during World War II as they flew over the Japanese Home Islands to attack targets in Tokyo and other cities. Retired Col. Richard Cole, 98, was co-pilot to Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, and was in Shreveport last week to receive the Spirit of Independence Award. Commentator Gary Joiner visited with Cole and fills in the history of Doolittle's dangerous mission.