FAUnited7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (16 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 809 times:
My brother, as you may remember him as Jake on the forum, has been un-able to get to this site. So he told me to ask you this. He is 13, and his Bar Mitzva is right around the corner. As you all may know, the USPostal service has deleted all its old stamps when they changed to 33 cents a peice. They only have little girlie 55 cents, which the invitations weigh, so he went to the only 60 cents, an aviation stamp, PERFECT! Because thats his favorite this, planes, just like me. But on the top it says "Eddie Rickenbacker, Aviation Pioneer", who is he? What did he do to become a pioneer? Thank-you in advance. Answers are appreciated at LAbsolute7@aol.com or on the forum. Adios.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29895 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 806 times:
If I remember right he was the top scoring American Air ace in WWI. I can't remember the number of kills he had. After the war he was probably the most famous pilot in the states until Lindberg. After the war he ended up running American (or TWA I can't remember which).
There are a lot of site references to him that go into great detail.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.