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Jimmy Doolittle Given Fourth Star by Reagan

June 14, 1985|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Reagan on Thursday presented Jimmy Doolittle with a fourth star, making the World War II hero the first four-star general in the Air Force Reserve.

Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.), a former pilot in the Air Force Reserve and sponsor of the legislation promoting the 89-year-old Doolittle, helped Reagan pin the stars on the retired general, who led the first U.S. air raid on Tokyo in 1942.

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