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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Thursday. He was 92 and insisted to his dying day that he had no regrets about the mission and slept just fine at night. Tibbets died at his Columbus home, said Gerry Newhouse, a longtime friend. He suffered from a variety of health problems and had been in decline for two months. Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would provide his detractors with a place to protest, Newhouse said. Tibbets' historic mission in the plane named for his mother marked the beginning of the end of World War II and eliminated the need for what military planners feared would have been an extraordinarily bloody invasion of Japan. It was the first use of a nuclear weapon in wartime.


It is a truely SAD state of affairs when a War Vet and hero cannot have a grave stone and funeral at his request because he fears some Liberal Demoncrat anti war slimeball, walking afterbirth. would use his death as a platform to protest. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

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He like so many others will be in our hearts and minds as long as we shall live.
 

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Real American Hero shame we don't have more like him if we did the country would be a better place. pi$$e$ me off that the news is saying "Paul Tibbets" not General Tibbets. but my old fashion manners requires me to address person with do respect.
R.I.P.General Tibbets thank you for my freedom
 

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His monument was his feat ! he helped change history and will forever be remembered as a great AMERICAN !
 

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The point is not the memory or the monument but the fact that he did not want to give the liberal pukes a place to demonstrate. thats what irks me that a man would even have to worry about that on his death bed. :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

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This man and his country did a great thing on that day, ended WW2. My father was home on leave that day, after defeating Hitler, gearing up to invade main land Japan.

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Most all Vets are great in my book. I say most all as there are few like Kerry who do not do the rest justice. The rest I feel we owe them a great debt.
 

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It's sad to lose a great American such as him. This man helped save the lives of hundreds of thousands of American and allied troops. It is good that he felt no shame for doing what was necessary to stop an Evil in this world. There are too many stupid people that cannot judge others as bad or evil in this world today.
 

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I also salute him and because of him my dad also didnt have to invade Japan, he was in California getting training on how to land on a beach and fight, he was in the Army learning how to use the flame thrower to clear beach obstacles and procede inland. Thank GOD the war ended before he had to invade, I might not be here today if he had. Thank you, General Tibbets. Sincerely, JimP.
 

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I was lucky enough to thank him personally, at a Columbus gun show a year ago. My father was at Guadalcanal,Bougainville,Piva Yoke, and a few other places that weren't to friendly at the time. May he rest in peace. gypsyman
 

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He likely helped bring me into this world also, as my father had served in France,Italy, and Germany as well and very likely would have been sent to Japan for more.
It take a spinless puke to desecrate any solder's grave, and should carry the death penalty!
 

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It take a spinless puke to desecrate any solder's grave, and should carry the death penalty!
Yep execution before a firing squad using Red Ryder BB guns just fire until you can't do it anymore then had off to someone else
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Roy
I'll take the first round,we'll just make sure a vet get the coup de grâce
 
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