Paul Tibbets died today at his home in Ohio.
Several years ago in the 1990s, at an air show, my son and I were honored to meet him and talk to him a little about his life and THE mission.
He was a good man, and a talented heavy bomber pilot, selected by History and thrust by duty into a job he neither asked for nor sought glory from, who quietly trained to accomplish the mission, and did so. And over the years has not questioned, or apparently lost any sleep over doing that job, to the best of his ability.
RIP, Colonel. And Thanks...