Frederick “Fred” Rodgers Dent III…fighter pilot. Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), died Jan. 1, 2014. Born at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, April 3, 1934, the son of Maj. Gen. Frederick Rodgers Dent Jr., He was accepted at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in 1952 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1956. Read the full memoriam for Fred Dent.
Today in History – September 25, 1918 – Eddie Rickenbacker attacks 7 enemy planes near Billy, France.
25 September 1918 – Eddie Rickenbacker is quoted as saying, “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” Rickenbacker’s Medal of Honor Citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy near Billy, France, 25 September 1918.