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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/12/2007 8:16:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 8:24:12 AM EST

Hill emerged from the war a national hero. John Wayne based his character on him in the 1942 film, "The Flying Tigers," and Hill earned numerous medals, among them the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, four Distinguished Flying Crosses, the British Flying Cross and six Chinese combat decorations.

Thank you, Tex.

Link Posted: 10/12/2007 8:25:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 8:26:48 AM EST
In another ten years it truly will be the end of an era.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 9:06:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 9:06:51 AM EST
RIP Tex, thanks for all you've done.


absent companions...
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 9:10:49 AM EST
What a life.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 9:13:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 9:22:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 10:19:36 AM EST by Cape_hunter]
A very sad day.
A close family friend is one of only a 5-6 Tiger pilots left, Ken Jernstad. I have heard great first hand stories about Tex and other Tigers and his passing is a great loss for us all. Gone soon are the days of battle stories like the ones these men tell.
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