(CBS) — World War II veterans – the so-called “greatest generation” – had a place of honor in Memorial Day ceremonies. WBBM’s Steve Miller was at the parade in Park Ridge.
“My time is drawing nigh. I feel good. I’m glad to be here,” said World War II vet Elliott Timme.
88-year-old Timme wanted to be a pilot, but there was a need for navigators as the war expanded in the Pacific. So he became a navigator.
“And thank the Lord we dropped the bomb and saved two million lives. Don’t forget that. We saved two million lives.”