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Death of a hero
self | 03/11/11 | jimvt

Posted on 03/10/2011 5:01:47 PM PST by JimVT

Hero died today


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: a; death; hero; of
Lt. Col Hugh W. Daley, USAF (Ret) died today in San Diego at the age of 90. He was my brother. He joined the AAC in 1941, went thru B29 pilot training and then got bumped to navigator/bombardier school because of pilot overflow. Flew multi missions from Guam, Saipan,Tinian to Japan during 1944/45. Stayed in the USAF Reserve for twenty plus...was the RI Liaison to the Air Force Academy. Hell of a guy...I'll miss him. Anyone inclined can send a card to : The Daley Family 1235 River Glen Row San Diego, CA 92111
1 posted on 03/10/2011 5:01:49 PM PST by JimVT
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To: JimVT

Condolences on your loss, Jim. He sounds like a hero to me, too.


2 posted on 03/10/2011 5:05:07 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: JimVT

May God Bless him and may he rest in peace.

I am free because of him.


3 posted on 03/10/2011 5:05:12 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama, then try him for treason. / Homosexuals reject diversity.)
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To: JimVT

Sorry for your loss. You must be very proud though.


4 posted on 03/10/2011 5:05:22 PM PST by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: JimVT

My condolences.

May he rest in peace.


5 posted on 03/10/2011 5:06:04 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: JimVT

You honor your brother with this post. His service is appreciated by all who love liberty!


6 posted on 03/10/2011 5:06:07 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: JimVT

May the LORD comfort you - and know that many appreciate such heroes.


7 posted on 03/10/2011 5:06:49 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: JimVT

bttt

Prayers for your family.

Heroes are hard to come by, especially given the over-use of the term today.

This was a true hero and thank you for sharing his story with us tonight.


8 posted on 03/10/2011 5:07:13 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: JimVT
Condolences. It's the Hugh Daleys of the world we can't afford to lose.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

9 posted on 03/10/2011 5:07:18 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: JimVT
He is STILL flying high in the great blue yonder above!

Godspeed to him and your kin.

10 posted on 03/10/2011 5:09:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: JimVT

God bless and comfort you and your family, Mr. Jim.

Our country is better because of precious people like your brother.


11 posted on 03/10/2011 5:09:04 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: JimVT

Condolences on your loss, but remember that as long as you remember him, he’s not dead.

Also know that there are a multitude of people out here who appreciate what he did and the man he was.

*hugs*


12 posted on 03/10/2011 5:11:03 PM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: JimVT

Condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.


13 posted on 03/10/2011 5:11:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: JimVT

Sorry for your loss.

Lt. Col Hugh W. Daley, thank you for your service. RIP.


14 posted on 03/10/2011 5:11:42 PM PST by Holen1
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To: JimVT
Soldier rest, Gently pressed,
To the calm, Mother Earth's
Waiting breast;
Duty done, Like the sun:
Going West.
flag best half mast
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Thank you for your service Lt. Col Hugh W. Daley, USAF

15 posted on 03/10/2011 5:12:11 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: JimVT

Heroes are forever.


16 posted on 03/10/2011 5:12:54 PM PST by CH3CN
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To: JimVT

He truly was a hero. When I passed through Guam flying on C-5’s I would often think of what it was like to fly those missions in World War 2. Those B-29 crewmen were the first to find out what a jet stream was-—the hard way. They didn’t know at first why a river of fast headwinds was up there in the stratosphere robbing them of groundspeed and fuel! The engines on the B-29 would often fail or catch fire. Every drop of gas had to be conserved—they barely had the range and duration to fly from the Marianis Islands to Japan and back.


17 posted on 03/10/2011 5:13:26 PM PST by Tea Party Reveler
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To: JimVT

My prayers are with his family and yours. America has lost a hero for sure.


18 posted on 03/10/2011 5:15:59 PM PST by dragonblustar (To tag or not to tag, that is the question.....)
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To: JimVT

Sorry for your loss. My condolences.


19 posted on 03/10/2011 5:16:44 PM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: JimVT

I’m retired Air Force Jim.....God Bless your Brother an respects to you and your family.

Stay Safe...


20 posted on 03/10/2011 5:19:20 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: JimVT

It won’t be that long until we are hearing of the last WWII vet has passed just like the last WWI vet passed last week.


21 posted on 03/10/2011 5:20:17 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Dubya

That’s a beautiful tribute, Dubya.


22 posted on 03/10/2011 5:20:20 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: JimVT

May our Heavenly Father bless you and all of your brother’s loved ones with comfort and strength.


23 posted on 03/10/2011 5:22:47 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: JimVT

Newspaper status wise, history wise, I could say, ......blah. Dime a dozen.

But, you know what? That is us. The majority. ( Not comparing myself to your brother) But the pluggers, the waiters, the fill-er-iners, the quiet sentries of duty, honor, country on the ramparts of the castle of common decency...that’s what uphold the hole thing.

Congratulations. You are a luck man to have such a middle of the road, such a rock solid brother.

Consider yourself, as I do an American, to for you to of had, and us to profit in some way, from such a man.

RIP, Colonel Daley, mission accomplished.

Thanks.


24 posted on 03/10/2011 5:28:47 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: JimVT

God bless Lt. Col. Daley and Godspeed as he slips the surly bonds of earth.

RIP.


25 posted on 03/10/2011 5:29:00 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: JimVT

Salute and Godspeed to an AF hero. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.


26 posted on 03/10/2011 5:31:06 PM PST by Pat4ever (AFVet2)
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To: JimVT

Condolences for your loss, as well as our loss, of this member of the greatest generation. Prayers up for all his family and friends.


27 posted on 03/10/2011 5:34:55 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: WXRGina

THANK YOU.


28 posted on 03/10/2011 5:43:02 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: JimVT

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother.

My father was an AAC pilot who flew the B-24 in the 15th Air Force out of Cerignola, Italy. He passed away in 2001 at age 81. A citizen aviator, as it were.

As a Marine, I have read a lot of military history, and still stand in awe of what those warriors of the air did in World War II.

May LtCol Hugh Daley rest in peace.

Semper Fidelis,


29 posted on 03/10/2011 5:52:47 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: JimVT

I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing a bit of his story with us.


30 posted on 03/10/2011 6:34:28 PM PST by freemama
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To: JimVT

I am sorry for your loss Jim. Your brother was indeed a hero, and now gets to touch the face of God.

God bless you and your family.


31 posted on 03/10/2011 6:39:40 PM PST by Grammy
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To: JimVT

My condolences on your loss. Sounds like a heck of a guy.


32 posted on 03/10/2011 6:48:49 PM PST by ibheath
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To: SatinDoll

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue.
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they lived, God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wing, ever to soar.
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force.


33 posted on 03/10/2011 6:56:58 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: JimVT

His altitude is now unlimited ... Condolences on your loss, Jim

TT


34 posted on 03/10/2011 7:20:25 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: JimVT

A hero indeed. Condolences, Jim.


35 posted on 03/10/2011 8:01:24 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: JimVT

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your brother’s soul and the family/friends he leaves behind. May the Lord comfort them and bring healing into their lives. May he be remembered for his service to our Country and for being a good man. Amen.


36 posted on 03/10/2011 8:32:26 PM PST by momtothree
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