History of Doolittle’s Daring Raid on Japan Vanishes in Doolittle, Missouri | Regional

Today, regional natives can also struggle. Even though Doolittle has done a lot, some think the city’s name is meant to sound like a retreat, a place to relax. A place to do little.

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That’s not what’s happening, said Jeremy Hatfield, 46, as he waited to return home at the end of a long hot day sorting wood at a sawmill.

“Until the secretary,” he said, “everyone works hard. “

A plaque hangs on the exterior wall on October 8, 2021 at the Community Center in Doolittle, Missouri, a small town in south-central Missouri named after Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. Photo by Jesse Bogan, [email protected]

Although he was raised as a military kid in Germany, he hadn’t paid attention to the name of the city. He had not seen Lieutenant General Jimmy Doolittle’s plaque – unveiled 75 years ago – hung on the side of the community center, where, one recent day, two women prepared for someone’s 90th birthday celebration. a. Nothing was planned to mark the anniversary of the city’s inauguration party.

“It’s a very interesting story, but I don’t know much about it,” said Sharon Bramlett, 72, standing near the plate. “I think he came every time they gave this town his name. I know enough to be dangerous.

If you want a more comprehensive story, she said, check out the back of the menu at Cookin ‘From Scratch, a restaurant and gas station at the intersection of Truman Street and Interstate 44. Locals and passers-by flocked there for a long time. But earlier this year, the El Camino with a giant plastic chicken in the back left the parking lot.

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