I was honored to meet Tom Griffin at our 101st Airborne Division reunion in Lexington, Kentucky. An inspiration to us all. God Bless !! - Stephen Wiehe, Author, G-Day, Rendezvous with Eagles.
Another hero has fallen. I only just today learned of Major Griffin's passing.
Thank you for your service, Major.
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
You were a real inspiration when my grandson,daughter and I met you at a DAR-SAR Meeting. We had our photo made with you. It was one of the greatest moments of my life! May you rest in Peace. Thanks for your Great Service to our Country.
Our family's deepest condolences - my dad - Gene Herr - has been waiting 4 years to the month to start remembering college days,fishing trips to Michigan and lots of years of friendship. He truly loved your dad, as did we all who got to know him.
Nancy Herr Wallace
I met Tom Griffin in early 1970 at the time I did not realize what a hero he was
but what a smart business man he was.When
the payroll got to much for me at Hader
Hardware we called upon Tom. I worked
with Tom closely several years. He taught
me what I did not know about accounting.
Not only my National Hero but also Business Hero. God Bless
Dear Griffin Family,
We have just learned of the passing of your dear Thomas Griffin. We are saddened each time we hear that another great Kriegy patriot and hero is gone. We so appreciate their service and sacrifices on behalf of our nation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be strengthened and sustained by wonderful memories.
I had the honor of meeting Major Giffin last march at the Doolittle reunion. I was able to go and meet him at his apparment a few weeks later and interview him for a school project. He was such a fascinating man. He didn't think himself a hero, he saw himself as doing what any man would do. And in my opinion that makes him one of the biggest heroes of all. God speed soldier. Rest in peace..you've earned it.
Thank you so much Major Griffin for all you've done for our country but on a more personal note, for my son Daniel. He calls you his hero. He first met you at a seniors luncheon at our church. He was 11 and the only child allowed to attend. You took the time to talk with him and was so gracious. He said it was at that very moment he knew where his future would lead him and he hasn't lost track of that as a teenager. He will be a pilot. You inspired him as you have with many. He is a very active member of the Civil Air Patrol and has moved up in rank with several promotions. He was blessed to have a second encounter with you at the Air Show in Dayton. He got to sit with you and your VFW members. He was thrilled beyond words. Thank you so much for guiding my son during a time when so many young men are struggling. We have lost a true American Hero.
With our deepest heartfelt sympathy,
Tracy Luddeke and Daniel Luddeke
Thanks to you for the courage and determination in helping to heighten the moral of US forces and civilians here at home and to expedite the end of the War following the Japanese Imperial Navy attack on Hawaii. My father flew traditional bombing runs on Japan as airfields were established as the American forces gained ground following your successful attack. Rest in peace with all your fellow pilots and aircrews who fought for peace, freedom and our democratic way of life.
Major Griffin was a true American Hero! Part of a vanishing breed that America may never see the likes of again. Thank you Maj Griffin for your service to our country and for the willingness to stand for the Freedom that we all enjoy! God Bless You Sir and your family!
Thank you , Major Griffin ,for your daring service. I heard and saw you speak to a group of about 200 people of a wide range of ages at the Delhi Lodge about 8 years ago. We were all fascinated by your memories of this memorable and crucial raid.
I had the privilege of knowing this gentle man for a very short while during this last year. He did not think of his "sacrifices" only what was important to do in that period of time. Few living today understand what Tom and all those who experienced WWII, military and at home, sacrificed for those who came after them. I thank you Tom for all you gave while here and I would guess Doolittle and the rest of the guys are happy to have you with them at their reunion this April.
Thank you for your service, Major Griffin. America needs more heroes like you. May you rest in peace.
Major Griffin was and is a person who made America great and good. Our country would have been a lesser place without him and his comrades with us.
Thank you for your service. May the Lord bless his family in this time of sorrow. My father was also a WWll vet and the loss is hard because this generation of men and women truly loved this country.
Thanks for your service to our country. Our sympathy to your family
We at the B-26 Marauder Historical Society also remember Major Griffin when flying the Martin B-26 and his years as a POW in Germany and are so please he successfully completed that mission. May his last flight continue to be successful.
We were very fortunate to have met Major Griffin on several occassions. He was a true gentleman and a inspiration to everyone around him. May he rest in peace.
I dont know tom but I came across his obituary and saw he was a ww11 vet. I want to thank him for all he did.
My condolences for yor loss
I believe I met Major Griffin at a portrait signing event in Massachusetts about 12 years ago along with several other members of the Doolittle raid. One of our nation's true heroes he will be missed. God Bless his family at this difficult time.
And Maj Griffin didn't do it from an arm chair here at home. America salutes you, Sir. From a Vet-Mark Gaunt, AFR Retired
Another hero gone....but not forgotten. My Condolences to the Family.
Thanks you for your service. I know you never liked hearing it but you ere a true american hero.
One of the Greats from the Greatest Generation has successfully completed his last earthly mission. Thank you Major for allowing me and my family the freedom we now have. Rest in peace, Sir, and deepest sympathies to the family. He was a true hero.
Heaven has a special place for true heroes. Thank you for your service. Mike & Becky Huber
We had the pleasure of hearing Mr Griffin tell his incredible story of courage at least eight times. Every time we did I was amazed at the way he told it with such clarity and emotion. We also had the wonderful opportunity to have dinner with him once after one of those talks and that was such an added treat. What a unassuming and charming man he was. What a pleasure it was to have known him.
Sandy and Bill Wood
I thank you, Tom, and all the "Raiders" for the daring raid that took the war to the enemy
and gave a much needed lift to our country. // I was 12 years old at the time, and remember how it gave us spirit to do all we could to whip the Japanese. May God Bless You. / I'll be there for your services Saturday.Sincerely, James Parsons, USAF vet.
Thank you for our freedom.
Our deepest sympathy for the family.
RIP Sir. Thank you for your service.
Thank you for your service to our Nation. Rest in Peace.
Thank you for your service to our country to make all of us free!
Our deepest condolences to the family.
THANKS MAJ, FOR YOUR GREAT CONTRIBUTION KEPPING AMERICA FREE RIP GREAT HERO
Thank you for my freedom sir.
My Father, Lt Col William M Jones, also a bomber navigator, died 11/29/2012. The skills and pitiful tools these men worked with fill me with awe that we won this war. We won it on courage and team work...something America needs again. Our prayers are with the family. The loss is great....God is greater. email@example.com
God blessed us with you and the rest of the raiders. Thank you Tom. God bless you.
"Salutes" Farewell Major Griffin..I've watched and listened to your stories and those of your fellow comrades on the Military Channel...I have great respect for you guys. BTW..Just recently, I joined FOLD3.Com and have been able to read extensively the Air Carrier's diaries about your voyage and launch...So long!!
God Speed Major Griffin,may our country long speak of the heroic exploits of you and the distinguished group you served with
This is what a Hero looks like! Thank you, Sir! My condolences to your family and friends.
Thank you, Sir. Thanks to all the other brave men and women who fought Hitler. You've earned a rest.
God Speed to a true American hero. Thank You
To the Griffin Family:
May God grant Major Griffin eternal peace. His service helped to save the world during very dark times, and the debt of gratitude we owe him for our freedom and liberty today can never be repaid. My deepest sympathy to all of yoy for your loss. I am the son of a World War II US Navy/Pacific Theater veteran.
Thank you Major Griffin for your bravery, valor, integrity, and fidelity to your country. You have given all who live in the free world their freedom. Thank you.
Born in 1944
Maj. Thomas Griffin I Thank You for my freedom.
God bless those whose service saved a nation.
I will always remember his great smile.
I will miss him Rich G.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
On behalf of my father, Lloyd Lachtrupp, Seaman 1st Class, USS Pensylvania WWII...Good bye old friend.
May he rest peacefully and see a time when life is truly a delight, the world is a peaceful paradise and here is no need for weapons, arms or fighting. Isaiah 2:4
We've lost another hero....So sad.
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
Thank you for fighting for my freedom.
My father was also a WWII vet, 29th division, and would have also been 96 years old this year like Major Griffin. These men and the millions like them were REAL heroes. Not like the phonies seen on TV and in the movies. Thank you Major and Rest in Peace Sir!
With deepest sympathy to the Griffin family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
Thank you for your service!!
John, I remember meeting your dad at your house and thinking what an honor it was to know someone with his bravery, courage and humility. He was a true inspiration to those who love this country. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for what he and the other Raiders did in April 1942. May God Bless him and your family.
Good Bye Tom, you will really be missed.
I recall so many happier moments such as when we met with our wives for lunch in downtown Cincinnati. Then two times you invited Bette and me to the Doolittle Reunion. We watched Jimmy Doolittle and his wife dance at the reunion.
We shared a pup tent at Biskra, on the edge of the Sahara Desert. After digging a hole in the sand, the Germans came that night and destroyed my first "Dodo Bird" of our B-26 Maruders.
This past Christmas I sent you a Christmas card with a picture of one of my bomb tages from a mission we flew together and the names of all the crew on June 10, 1943.
I recall very well that you with Charlie Meyers and Holly Grimm were shot down into the Mediterranean on a skip-bombing mission. We were so relieved when we finially heard you were prisioners of war. Those were tough days until Bomber Command took us out of Skip-bombing as losses were too great.
I will really miss you, Tom.
319th Bomb Group
Thank you for your service and for always being a hero. With love and sympathy to your family.
Thank you for your service Major Griffin
May our heavenly father give this family peaace and comfort during this most diffcult time of sorrow.2Cor.1:2-4)Barb Meill(NO)
A heartfelt tribute to one who served his country so bravely. May he rest in peace.
"U stood 4 something great at a time when the world seemed covered in darkness!" I salute U, RIP
I had the great honor of meeting Mr. Griffin last April. He autographed my 1943 edition of "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" and some pictures I have of the Doolittle raid. A very gracious, humble, and engaging man and true American hero. His bravery and dedication to service in the face of combat danger is a profile in courage. The kind of courage that our "leaders" of today could use a massive infusion of. Rest in peace, Tom. Mission complete. Job well done!
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
A true american hero. Thank you for all you have done
May our God of comfort & peace be with the Griffin family at this difficult time. My many condolences, sorry for your loss.
Please accept my condolence, Jesus will bind up the broken hearts and comfort all the mourning ones.
TODAY WE LOST A TRUE HERO MAY HE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE
Thank you for serving our country God bless you may you rest in peace
Thank you, and the entire crew for what you all did for America. God bless and God Speed.
You judge a man's character by what he does for those who can do nothing for him. This man chose to do for those. God bless this fine american and for what he did for us. May he rest in peace
Maj. Griffin was truely a Hero, and also a Gentleman that I was proud to meet. A modest man with great character. I believe he is now on a "New Mission" finding "Eternal Happiness" that he truely deserves.
All my Love and Prayers to the family.
Thank you for your valiant service and may your final flight take you out of harms-way and to eternal peace.
My dad was in WW II and was in the National Guard from Camp Mabry and was sent over to fight in the infantry, He would have been 96 this year, but God brought him home to raise 6 kids and we miss him everyday. He may had knew Maj. Griffin over seas, may God Bless him and his family. Its cruel now but back than it was worse with no communication with family until he came home. My dad went to France, Germany and Italy doing his best to serve our country. He died in 1997.
Thank you, Major Tom for keeping us all safe. May God bless you & all our war heroes who Made "THE SUPREME SACRIFICE".
Farewell, May God grant peace to an American hero
Sorry to hear about Maj. griffin. I Was a B-17 Navigator in WWII and a POW in Germany.
A great American has flown west for the last and final time. Tom Griffin was a true patriot in every sense of the word and an inspiration to all who had the honor of knowing him. May he rest in peace!
Thank you for your heroic service.
This is one of America's real heroes. Even though I never met him in person, I cannot thank him enough for what he did so that I and others could live in a free country. May his family find comfort in their memories and from God.
On Saturday, May 12, 2012, I was one of a group of six students of military history from Indiana and Ohio who had the priviledge to meet and visit with Tom in his apartment in Northern Cincinnati. We found Tom to be a humble man who said he simply did his patriotic duty to serve his country in time of war. I will never forget our visit with a man who was part of "The Greatest Generation". Following his long life upon this earth and heroic service to his country, we claim for him the certain promise of our Ressurection Faith of Eternal Life in God's Eternal Kingdom.
God Bless and rest in peace; a true American Hero!
-COL(Retired-US Army) Jeffery H. Allen-
To the Griffin family;
On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the San Antonio Alamo Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, we express our deepest sympathy to your family with the passing of your beloved Maj. Thomas "Tom" Griffin.
Tom was a true American hero and his life will forever leave an indelible imprint on the aviation history of our military services. We offer a final salute to his memory and a lifetime of service to his family, his many friends and to his country.
- A fellow navigator and holder for the Distinguished Flying Cross
RIP Major Griffin. Thank you for your service. Sympathy is extended to your two sons.
Paul Coverdale, USN(RET)
We shant see the likes of men such as this again . A great and brave american, who at one of our darkest hours couragously stood to defend her. Rest in peace for you shall be remembered forever. John masso atco n.j.
I was honored to have met Tom in 1995. And then my sons got to meet him and they were so moved by him and what he shared. Fly on brother!
May the memories of your father,Grandfather,Great Grandfather always be with you. My prayers are with you all at this time. May God Bless You & Major Tom Griffen forever. Tom thank you for keeping America Free
I am sorry for your loss, but you can be comforted in knowing you will see you love ones again.
May God bless your soul Maj. Griffin, where would we be without your generation?
You have now "...slipped the surly bonds of earth..." and "...put out your hand and touched the face of God," Maj. Griffin. Thank you for your tremendous service and sacrifice to our nation. Prayers for your family. Rest in Peace.
Thank you for your service sir and rest in peace.
To the Griffin family, May Major Griffin rest in peace and may his late colleagues-in-arms greet him when he enters into Heaven. From a deceased WWII veteran's daughter.
Thank God , for men like your Father
Thank you for your dedicated service to America God Bless and Rest in peace
thank you major tom for your service to keep this nation free you will be missed but always respected.
THE MAJOR IS ONE OF A DYING BREED. GOD BLESS HIM AND AMERICA.
Listening to you so humbly tell of your experiences redefined the word "hero" as I knew it. Knowing you has reinforced my appreciation for veterans everywhere.
One more hero may be gone now, but our gratitude for your bravery assuredly lives on.
Thank you for all you did for our country. Although only briefly, it was a true honor in my life to have known you, Sir.
A True American Hero.God Bless You and the maney other Men that where in World War Two
RIP Maj. Griffin. Thank you for your service!
The Country weeps, a Soldier has died today.
Another one of "The Greatest Generation" has left us. God bless you and your marvelous service to our country. You were one of my "heroes."
An American Hero has left us. All hail our fathers like Major Griffin who saved the world from Fascism.
Doug Collar son of Lt. George Collar
445th BG, 8th AF, Stalag Luft I, POW
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.YOU ARE WHAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT
God Bless you and your fellow comrads in arms. Thanks for making peace possible for me and my family and all who live in the USA. Peace to your family and Thank You again for your service, Gordon T
Thank you Major for your service to our country during the dark days of 1942.You did more than your part to stop the bad guys.I will always salute you and your generation. Bob F. Jensen Beach,Fl
thank you major Griffin for your bravery and courage. I'm sure God has a special place for you.
Charles, Shelton Ct.
John. I remember your father since we were in High School. Never knew the whole Dolittle story. Charley 303 596 1658
Another true American patriot goes to his eternal reward. May God receive you with open arms Major Griffin, you have contributed significantly to the freedoms we have and to the greatness of our nation.
Thank You for your service. It has been a long journey. Your flying buddies have been waiting for you. Sleep well.
Thank you for your service. God bless you and your loved ones ~
Soaring in heaven with his loved ones - restored, strong, at peace for eternity. RIP sir. You are a true American hero and patriot. Thank you for your service to our nation.
GOD bless you and your service Sir! We sure could use more like you these days!
thank you for your servive and patriotism
Rest in Eternal Peace...may your family be proud of your life and the service to our country and peace be with them.
Thank you for your service and courage.
A true hero to our great country. Thank you for your service and your courage.
Major Griffin, a true american "Hero", rest in peace, sir
Thank you Sir~ For your service to this country. You ARE a true American Hero.....
Thank you for your service to our country. God bless.
Thank you for your service and you were the tip of the sword! RIP.
Thank you for your service to our country Sir. It's men like you that should make people wake up and understand that if it wasn't for the young men of your generation, we would not have the rights and freedoms that we take for granted everyday.
So many gave so much...thank you for your sacrifice and your service.
A story movies are made of ! Thank you very much for your service . RIP
where are all our hero's going? America is worse off when we lose those that allowed us freedom. RIP sir, SemperFi from a Marine!
My condolences to the family of Maj. Thomas Griffin. May you find peace from our Heavenly Father as you go through this time of difficulty.
I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Major Griffin at our local airshow. He stood for what every American should be. God bless him and his family. We truly lost a great American.
I know every day we get closer to the end. But, to some degree I think for some, that time becomes a welcome rest. Major Griffin passed with the respect of millions and clearly knows he died with a job well done. He mattered. He made a difference. And, most of all he left his mark in history. He will become known to millions more, and through their admiration his spirit will never die.
Panthear Tigris Volans
Another true American Hero. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP Maj. Griffin...
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Maj. Tom Griffin's family and friends. A true American hero who sacrificed so much for our country. Thank you
Jim and Monica Smith
Thank You for your service to our country. God Bless You, your family and the U.S.Military always.
Thank u for all u have done for fighting and protecting our Country. R.I.P. u will be greatly missed.
Another of The Greatest Generation has passed. Thank you for your bravery as you served your country. I share my sorrow with others who realize these heros are leaving us quickly, and we owe such a debt to them. Major Griffin, thank you, again. My prayers to the family in this sad time.
Thanks, Maj. Thomas Griffin for your Service to our Country, U.S.A , May You Rest in PEACE
RIP Major. A true American Hero.
You and your valiant brethren brought hope and light to our nation in those dark times so many years ago. We will remember...
We knew he was to ill to attend the upcoming reunion, on April 18th in Fort Walton Beach, but knowing how it may affect Col. Cole and his other 3 remaining members, saddens me the most. We have lost a hero. Robert, and his remaining crewman lost a bother in arms. Any member of the military knows that is the greatest lose of all. Respectfully Sgt (ret) William D. Sanders. Panthear Tigis Volans.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace of God that excels all thought bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Phillipians 4:7
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.
I had the honor of meeting Major Griffin at several of the Doolittle Raider reunions. Tom invited my Dad and I to his apartment in Cincinnati in 2009. What an experience! He was a great guy and a true American patriot and hero, as were all the Doolittle Raiders. Thank you for your service, sir.
My condolences to Maj. Griffin"s family and friends. May the God of comfort bring you peace at this time. Please look forward to the time when war will be no more.(Isaiah 2:4)
Thank you for your service to our country Sir.You are a true hero.
A true hero, your life and deeds serve as an inspiration for all generations. Thank you for defending our freedoms. Never forgotten..
My deepest condolences to the Griffin family. I had the pleasure of meeting Tom on a Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation China tour some years ago. What a very special man. Our hero will truly be missed.
Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless you, your family and friends,
Thank you to a true American Hero. God Speed Major.
God Bless Maj Griffin and all his generation.
May his last flight find him in blue skies and calm winds. Our Lord will be at the gate, receiving his new son.
Rest in peace, thy valiant warrior!
Now there's a real hero. God Speed, Major, and thank you for your sacrifice.
Because of your heroic efforts, our country remains free! May God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit bless you and be with your family always!
Major Griffin, thank you for your service to our country and participating in such a daring mission. It is gentlemen such as you who make my freedom possible. I salute you, Sir! Rest in eternal peace.
Mr. Griffin was an amazing man. Who was willing to give his life for our country. Thank you and God bless his soul.
Thank you for my freedom..my prayers and thoughts are with the family.
I had the Honor of meeting Mr. Griffin 3 times at the 2006,2010 & 2012 Doolittle Raiders reunion's held at Wright Patterson Air Force Museum here in Dayton Ohio. What a great bunch of guys.... "Bless Em All"......Jeffrey Miller Dayton Ohio
I saw the Doolittle Raiders goblets at the airforce academy in 96. Thanks for your service Major Griffin. I salute you and the team...
What a wonderful man and hero. Mr Griffin spoke to our church group (55+ Club)a few years ago and it was an honor to have him tell his story and to have him in our presence. I so enjoyed meeting him in person. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for your service and bravery in being part of the Doolittle Raid. Enjoy your well-earned rest, sir.
He was a hero before I, too, was even born but he and those who served with him certainly affected my generation and my children and grandchildren.
THANK YOU FOR THE FREEDOM I HAVE. R.I.P
Thank you, for your dedicated service to our great country.
The Greatest Generation by far. God bless you.
My husband and I met Tom at veterans park where we walk. What a wonderful man and what a hero! He has made his final flight and we feel blessed to have known him.
Thank you for defending our freedom, may GOD be with you on your final flight! A true American hero!!!
Rest in Peace Major. your contribution AS WELL AS your comrades, was an inspiration to all Good Americans Then and Now. God Bless You
Donald R McPeak USN reserve ret.
Thank you for your service and bringing your story to life for all of us on the "Missions" series. I would have liked to have known you even better. Eternally grateful,
SIR, I SALUTE YOU. MAY YOUR SERVICE BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS. ON BEHALF OF 1ST LT. RICHARD LANE HAZEL, ZEBRA FORCES, ARMY. MIA 25JUN1944/KIA 26JU1945, HENGYANG, CHINA
He was a hero before I was born but I respect & honor him for the heroism he had to serve his country. Thank you & RIP.
Thank you sir for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for protecting my freedoms. May God bless you.
T.W. Day, USAF
I just recently lost my father. He was 91 and was in the 603 Engineers, Ghost Army. I am very proud of these men. They truly are heroes. I am sure that they are having a good time together up in Heaven. I am so greatful for their bravery and my freedom.
I am so sorry for your loss. I had heard of the bombing raids but not your father til this. I want to thank you for your fathers service to our country.
I wish to thank you for your service, you are an inspiration to us all. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. A True American Patriot. now and forever will be remembered
If Major Griffin was not comfortable with the word "hero", I don't know who would be. A few minutes into his talk on the Doolittle Raiders, I realized the greatest celebrity I had ever met was, amazingly, speaking for free at the public library. A great privilege I will never forget. I owed him more than I could ever repay.
I was very sorry to learn of Maj. Tom Griffin deadth. He was a true hero for
our country and so were many, many thousands more. As Tom Brokaw said some time ago, he came from the "Greatest Generation" and save our
country from hell. I was only ten yrs old at the time , he did his job on Japan. However, I grew up during WW2
and always looked up to our soldiers
in uniform. My prayers go out to him
and his love ones. For the record, My brother and I served in the USAF 1951 to 1955 during the korean war.
I was not yet born when you flew the mission over Tokyo/Japan, but I respect and honor you as a great American hero and braave patriot. Your service, as a bomber pilot, POW and soldier gives us all pride and hope. Goodbye to you, American Hero. RIP.
Sorry to hear about the death of Maj. Thomas "Tom" Griffin. Family and friends can look forward to seeing him again and living under the rule of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, forever
go now with god....your earth journey done and report for duty to the great architect above.....your duty done
Thank you an AMERICAN HERO.RIP
May the B-25 Mitchell transporting Maj. Griffin come in with a soft landing in heaven. RIP, thank you for your service.
Sorry for the loss of Major Tom, He was a super person along with the other air men and staff that did the raid on Japan. That was the best military the USA ever had. I had 5 uncles in WWII and they were all super men to me...God bless Major Tom and all the other WWII service men and people and all the Griffin Family. SSG. Terrel Jamett Clark, Vietnam Vet & Frieda Louse Clark RN. Villach Austira and Rich Hill Missouri USA
What a Brave man.He got to tell his story for 70yrs.WOW. Rest in piece HERO.
I salute you, sir. God will bless you!
H H HARGIS
Thank you for your brave service and commitment to democracy. We will never forget you!
God speed on your final flight.A true HERO.
We had the honor and privilege to hear Mr. Griffin speak. What a kind and gracious person.
What a lovely, lovely hero! We enjoyed his trip to Alaska (2007) so much!
Met Major Griffin at Doolittle Raider celebration last year. What a gentleman and humble hero. Will never forget his broad smile. My condolences to the family . He now joins his fellow 'Raiders ' in heaven who have been waiting for him. God bless them all.
Dave Schuldt (Peoria)
You lead the way for the rest of us. RIP BROTHER Tom Gillespie SSgt U.S.A.F.
I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet you Mr. Griffin. You were a hero, and a member of what was truly this country's greatest generation. My condolences to your family, and may you rest in peace!
Thank you sir, for your heroic service to our nation. Rest in peace.
A true hero. God Bless you!
America has lost another brave Son. You have left an impression in our Hearts. Now your free to fly forever. GOD SPEED!!!
To the Griffin family, thank you for sharing your Father, Grandfather, Loved One with "We band of military Aviator Brothers". Enjoyed sharing in the Raiders 70th Reunion at the NMUSAF in April. It truly was an honor and privilege. May God bless and keep you as you honor his service and the man, Thomas Griffin, Major, USAAF. I salute Him.
What a pleasure and inspiration to have met you... now back to the "wild blue yonder" with Colonel Doolittle awaiting.
I salute you, sir. God will bless you!
Thank you for your service to our Country. May you rest in peace.
God Bless them all. My hand goes over my heart each time I see a WWII cap.
What a hero! Rest in peace, Sir!
Much respect to Major Griffin for his incredible bravery and sacrifices for our country.
Proud of Maj. Tom Griffin. Thank You.
May God be with Tom, and his loved ones, and may God grant Tom with yet another set of wings. Comfort and Peac be with you.
Mr. Griffin it was a honor to have met you and what a pleasure it was to have you come and talk to my students.
Thank you for your service to our country. RIP
Another true American Hero has passed away. Major Tom is Our American History. May GOD bless his soul, and the rest of Our Heroes that are still alive, and that have passed away. RIP Major Tom. We have been blessed by having you here on GOD's Earth. GOD bless America, GOD bless Our Troops!!
Rest in Peace and Honored Glory. You were a hero among heros. Thank you for your service.
Difficult hard time's shaped millions of young men like Tom Griffin. May God be with you on your way home.
Thanks for your service to our country, Major. You are a true hero in the eyes of millions of Americans. May you rest in peace.
Thank You to this brave man and his "brothers" for their service to our country! May the Lord welcome him with open arms.
What a brave and honorable man! Thanks to the women and men that met such challenges and met them with aplumb are to be honored by all generations going forth. My condolences to his family.
My condolences to Mrs. Griffin, Sons and Family. What a blessing to have this man for 96 years.
To Major Griffin's Countrymen, I am sorry for your loss. I only hope as this Greatest Generation of Americans leave us that their inspiration will remain. To have survived the perils in both theaters of WWII in itself deserves our Respect.
Thank You Sir, Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
May the eternal light shine upon him.....
GODSPEED. A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.....
Deepest sympathies to the family.What a great American Hero and tremendous legacy to this country...
So sad to lose another true American hero. Would have love to meet him. Semper Fi.
To the family of this great man,Your father did what had to be done with no quarrels.He knew what was at stake and did it proudly and with dignity.He was one of the unsung heros being he flew under Doolittle.You did your country proud,your family and yourself.May a piece of you surface one day and touch the younger generation as to what it took.Thank you sir for your service and now you may stand down in total piece knowing you did yourself proud.
What a hero. My Dad was a engineer on a B24 and spent time in a German Prison Camp so I heard first hand what a debt we owe the Greatest Generation. My thanks and prayers are with you and your family.
Clear skies and good tailwinds, sir.
Thank you for your service to our country. You honor us that served.
MAJ Griffin was a true hero and we owe him many thanks for his service to our country. My prayers are with his family and friends. Thank you for all you did and sacrifices you made Sir.
Thank You For Your Service For Our Great Country,RIP American Hero.
God bless you. Thank you for your service.
Thank you sir! We have never met, however, I need to thank you for what you did for our country. You are the epitome of what a true hero is...not an athlete, not an actor or actress...but a person that made a significant contribution to the well being of our country. We will forever be indebt to you for your sacrifices. So long old soldier!
Thank you for your service sir. You truly are a hero !
Thank you, Tom Griffin! I am able to write this tribute freely and without fear due to you and your fellow patriots, past and present, unselfish deeds. Rest in peace, dear man. God bless America.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY! AMERICA HAS LOST ANOTHER HERO, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. THANK YOU MAJOR, FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS GREAT NATION.
Thank you for your service, Maj. Griffin!!
It's sad to see America lose one of her Heroes. What these men did makes me proud to be American. Unbelievable bravery in a time off uncertainties. thank you Mr Griffin for your sacrifice and service for our country.. from a nobody to a somebody thank you!!
You earned your place in Heaven Tom.May God bless your family.To all the Veterans who gave, God Knows.
God Speed and strong tailwinds Maj. Griffin, you are a hero.