The Combat Aircrews’ Preservation Society is dedicated
to recording and preserving the first person stories of military
aircrews for the purpose of distribution to the educational
and broadcast media markets.
In the “A”
concourse at Midway Airport in Chicago, there is a memorial
to the sailors and airmen who fought in the Battle of Midway
in WWII. The memorial is a fitting tribute to these valiant
men and well worth a few moments of your time if you’re
On a wall
of the display facing gate “A1” is a quote from
PFC Edgar R. Fox, USMC, Ret., whose words have haunted me since
I first saw them in this memorial over a year ago. PFC Fox wrote:
“For all the guys that never returned, for the men
that gave that last effort and could not get back to be as fortunate
as I, I will tell the kids about what you did and why.”
words could better sum up the mission of CAPS. It is to preserve
the oral first person histories of those who served our Country
in all wars. Many thousands of valiant men and women died preserving
our freedoms. I believe it is important to keep the memories
of these heroes alive, through the first person accounts of
those who were fortunate enough to survive those same wars.
tell our future generations what sacrifices and efforts it
took to keep our freedom alive. Hopefully this education will
move them to respect and honor those things our veterans fought,
bled and died for, for generations to come.
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