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Texan, 98, a Doolittle Raider, to mark anniversary

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 98-year-old retired Air Force pilot who's among just four surviving Doolittle Raiders will mark the anniversary of the war-changing flights at a ceremony in Texas.

Officials with Joint Base San Antonio say retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole is expected to be on hand Friday afternoon for a commemorative toast.

Cole lives in Comfort, Texas, about 40 miles northwest of San Antonio. He was among 80 men who risked their lives on the April 18, 1942, World War II bombing mission on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Cole was then-Lt. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle's co-pilot.

Doolittle's archives are at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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