|Posted By:||Wm. Tharratt|
|Subject:||link NBC video: Bob Tharratt WWII medal|
|Post Date:||July 03, 2001 at 20:43:21|
|Forum:||Tharratt Family Genealogy Forum|
If you missed the airing of this news story in December 2000 on The Nightly News with Tom Brokaw , please go to the link below and take the time to watch the video (click on “play video” just under the image of the medal). The video runs 3 minutes and features Robert “Bob” Tharratt prominently in the story.
** WWII medals arrive 50 years late **
Ageing veterans want to leave a legacy for their families
> http://www.msnbc.com/news/507968.asp?cp1=1 <
On November 11, 2000, the United States Air Force awarded Robert “Bob” Tharratt The Distinguished Flying Cross, “For heroism or extraordinary achievement in actual flight.” The medal was awarded for Sergeant Tharratt’s actions on September 10, 1944, that saved the life of one of his fellow crewman aboard their B-17, I’ll Be Around, shortly before she crashed. The crew and their plane were on their 18th combat mission when they were shot down by flack over Nuremberg, Germany, the surviving crew was held as prisoners of war for 9 months.
Congratulations, again, Bob !
Through your actions and sacrifice, and the actions and sacrifices of those who served with you, this great Nation and the Freedoms it was established on 225 years ago, still endures, and Americans can proudly celebrate their freedom today. Thank you.