KPAX: Tester, Baucus seek Congressional Gold Medal for Missoula man

Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus want to make sure David Thatcher of Missoula and other remaining servicemen who were part of a daring World War 2 air raid finally get full recognition for their heroism.

The senators announced Tuesday morning they’re pressing for the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to Thatcher and the others who were part of “Doolittle’s Raiders”.

The Doolittle Raid consisted of 16 Air Force bombers and 80 crewmen that attacked Japan on April 18, 1942. Led by Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, the bombers struck military targets in Japan before heading for China.