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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.04.06)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"It was what he was supposed to do, what he was trained to do, what he had the temperament to do. He didn't feel particularly heroic."

Source: Kenneth Taylor, Jr., speaking of his father's service on the morning of December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Kenneth Sr. passed away last week at the age of 86. His son said Kenneth Sr. answered the call to war that morning still dressed in tuxedo pants from a "very entertaining" outing the night before. By the end of the day, the 21-year-old Army Air Corps second lieutenant had shrapnel in his arm, and at least two shot down Japanese Zeros to his credit.

FMI: www.nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/

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