In Memory of Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor – Doolittle Tokyo Raider
WARBIRD RADIO – We’re sadden to learn Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Saylor, one of the 80 brave men known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, has died. Lt. Col. Saylor passed away quietly at his home in Washington State around 11:00am on Wednesday January, 28th, 2015.
Warbird Radio spoke to Tom and Catherine Casey, long time friends and managers of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, who confirmed Mr. Saylor’s passing. The Casey’s said: “We are truly saddened at the passing of Lt. Col. Ed Saylor, engineer of Crew 15. We are also very proud to have known and spent so much time with him. We will miss his sense of humor, his smile and his dedication to the legacy of Doolittle Tokyo Raid.”
Lt. Col. Saylor requested there be no funeral or military ceremony. His final wishes were simple, to be buried beside his wife. If you’d like to honor the memory of Lt. Col. Saylor, he asked that you make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, a Quick Link has been posted below.
FYI: Our final interview with Mr. Saylor has been edited and posted below for your enjoyment. His story is truly unique and one seldom shared. God speed Mr. Saylor.
QUICK LINK: Wounded Warrior Foundation