My Veterans Day comments (yesterday) were the victim of mysterious cyber cloud disappearance. It was a comment on Lt. Tom Schultz, killed during World War II, September, 1944, in the Pacific. Tom was a 1942 Henderson graduate which would make him all of 20 years old when he died. He was an all-American young man: bright, handsome, likeable. It was no surprise to anyone who knew him that he wound up flying planes. The way he died is mystery. Tom was a fighter pilot. There's picture of him in the Henderson Blue Book taken on the island of Saipan with classmate Randy Boettcher. Tom's cousin, Ed Schultz, told me the story as he knew it. Tom had flown his plane into Okinawa to visit with Ed. Ed saw him to the air field and watched him take off. It was the last anyone saw or heard from Tom. Engine problems? Enemy fire? We'll never know. How terribly lonely those last minutes must have been. Like all those who died in the service of the country he is not forgotten.
Last edited by Don Osell; 11/12/13 07:22 PM.