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Doolittle Raider honored

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A ceremony was held on Thursday to honor one of the Doolittle Raiders, Major Tom Griffin, in Green Township.

Griffin was a navigator serving on the B-25 Bomber "Wirling Dervish" in April of 1942. Congressman Steve Chabot and Brad Wenstrup honored the Griffin family by presenting copies of their floor speeches they gave in tribute to him.

"It's more or less a reminder for everybody. Those men did that job bombing Tokyo at the time in retaliation. We never thought it would happen. He made it happen," said Don Griffin, Major Griffin's nephew.

After the war, Griffin settled in Westwood with his wife Ester and they ran a successful accounting business. He passed away in February, leaving behind only four remaining Doolittle Raiders.

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