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Author Topic: Don Lopez, R.I.P.  (Read 8128 times)
Mark Joyce
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« on: March 05, 2008, 12:04:51 PM »

I'm saddened to learn that Don Lopez has made his last flight.  Mr. Lopez flew with the 23rd Fighter Group in WWII and achieved ace status, gaining four of his five victories in P-40s.  I have a copy of his book, "Into the Teeth of the Tiger," which is a very entertaining and insightful read.  He was definitely one of the 'Greatest Generation,'  with too many lifelong achievements to list here, and his death is a tremendous loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family, although I'm sure they are saddened there is the realization that few people have lived such a full, productive life. Here's a link to a press release regarding his passing:


Godspeed,  Mr. Lopez

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 07:36:48 AM »

Thatís some terrible news!  I read his book many years ago, fascinating read.  He sure lead a full life. 
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