Friday, November 2, 2007
Farewell to an American hero
Paul Tibbets has died at the age of 92. Who is Paul Tibbets you ask? He is the man who piloted the Enola Gay that dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima thus ushering in the nuclear age of warfare. I remember listening to NPR a few years ago and heard a story about how he lived modestly in Columbus Ohio and many people did not realize his contribution to the war effort. Many people may read this and be disgusted that I used the word hero to describe him, so be it. But his actions saved the lives not only of hundreds of thousands servicemen but Japanese civilians as well.