Woodbridge veteran Richard Best gets chance to visit survivor of famous World War II air raid
Woodbridge resident Richard Best, right, poses for a photo with Staff Sgt. David Thatcher on Aug. 3, 2012, during Best’s visit to Thatcher’s home in Missoula, Mont. In the background is an image of Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who led the raid on April 18, 1942.
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:27 am, Wed Aug 15, 2012.
Richard Best may have served a year in the Korean War, but he’s an avid World War II historian.
A Woodbridge resident since 1983, Best was excited to spend part of his Montana vacation this month at the home of one of only five surviving veterans of the Doolittle Raid, the first American air raid over Japan during the war.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:27 am.