We’re sadden to learn Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Saylor, one of the 80 brave men known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, has died. According to Warbird Radio.com, Lt. Col. Saylor passed away quietly at his home in Washington State around 11:00am on Wednesday January, 28th, 2015.Matt Jolley, host of Warbird Radio LIVE, spoke with 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.
Additionally, Lt. Col. Saylor’s final interview with Warbird Radio.com has been posted below. His story is one that everyone should hear. It is seldom told but among the most important to the Doolittle Raiders. God Speed Lt. Col. Saylor.
QUICK LINK: Final Story – Click HERE to listen Matt’s interview.
QUICK LINK: Wounded Warrior Project http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/