Courtesy of the Military Times

102) Colonel Gail Halvorsen

Also known as the Berlin Candy Bomber

Born: 10 October 1920, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

He air dropped candy to the children in Berlin following World War II in what became known as the Berlin Airlift.

Gail would also drop food over Bosnia in 1994 and Albania in 1999.

He returned to Berlin in May of 2019 for a dedication ceremony. A baseball field at one of Berlin’s airports was named in his honor.

Sources:

https://www.militarytimes.com/2019/05/12/baseball-field-dedicated-to-98-year-old-us-wwii-veteran-as-germans-recall-berlin-airlift/

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