Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jimmy Doolittle's Story

Jonna Doolittle Hoppes was disturbed by the depiction of her grandfather, General Jimmy Dolittle, in the original script of the movie, Pearl Harbor.  So she worked with Disney to clean up the character whom she knew to be a very different man than the one portrayed.  Out of that effort came the book Calculated Risk, The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle, Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero: a Memoir, published in 1950.

This video shares the story of her grandfather, an amazing story that bears telling.  But it also is a call to people to share their history with others.  Check out this post or go to StoryCorps' website for ideas on how you might share your own story with your loved ones. 

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