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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 8/20/2001 9:30:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2001 9:28:17 AM EDT by RayVet]
He and 4 brothers served during WW II (my dad was one of them) another brother in So. E. Asia as a F105 Pilot. He piloted 36 missions over the European Theatre, flying B-17's. A Major at 24. He left the Air Corp. to pursue a career at Douglas Aircraft. Pilots were a dime a dozen then, he began work towing DC 3's from the hanger to the airfield. He worked his way up to VP of Training. He never said Ill of anyone, and I never heard anyone say Ill of him. His name: Rupert Casillas
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May he fly with angels
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 10:11:42 AM EDT
RayVet I'll have one for Rupert Casillas tonight. My sympathies to you and your family.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 4:13:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tayous1: RayVet I'll have one for Rupert Casillas tonight. My sympathies to you and your family.
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To Rupert!
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The World is a much better place because of men like Rupert Casillas. Valhalla must be nearly full. RayVet, please accept and pass on my sympathies and thanks to the survivors. They truly are the Greatest Generation! Semper Fi
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 5:59:01 PM EDT
Here's to him and to you. Lest We Forget.
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Link Posted: 8/20/2001 6:27:01 PM EDT
Damn Striker(sniff) that's one of the most touching things I've ever read.(sniff) I wish I would have read it before my uncle died last December, I would have read it at his funeral, but I'm printing it and putting a copy beside his flag hanging on my wall.
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[Last Edit: 8/20/2001 9:18:03 PM EDT by RayVet]
Thanks guys... Just got home from the services. A good turnout of old friends and relatives. My Dad passed away 2 years ago, now only 3 of 7 brothers remain. Rupert will be buried Tuesday at the VA National Cemetery in Riverside, Ca. My Uncle Col. Eleas Casillas, USAF Retired will do a fly-by. These brave men from WWII are dying at an alarming rate, we owe everything to them!!.. You live on in our hearts, and in history: Dad (5th Air Force), Goy (82 Airborne) and Rupert (8th Air Force). Your served your Country well, I...We are proud of you
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 9:01:01 PM EDT
God bless them all.
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