Informative Essay On Louis Ted Seith

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“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it” - Douglas MacArthur. You must be able to risk things in order to have a gain. He was born on January 17, 1921 and passed away on March 6, 2007 at the age of 86. Louis Ted Seith was the commander of the 483rd Bomb Group which destroyed the only flying prototype of the Nazi Long Range Bomber and lots of fighter jets while more than 200 enemy fighters opened fire on the bomb squadron without an escort from ally fighter jets. He may have committed this amazing feat, but he is known for many other things as well. I chose this topic because he is my family and he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Louis T. Seith had important roles, many accomplishments, and a strong character. Louis had many significant roles. During World War II, Louis fought for the U.S. in the Air Force. He was the commander of the 483rd Bomb Group. When he was assigned to bomb German targets, his group pressed on to its target even though it did not have a …show more content…
General Seith had both of these. Louis’ son, Jim said, “Louis Ted Seith loved every job he had and always tried his hardest” (My Great Uncle Jim). Louis loved the U.S. and his family. When he was retired, he missed being in the military every day. He missed flying airplanes, but he understood that he must let the newer, younger people do their jobs. Louis always wanted to put in 100% of his effort. For example, when he was a Command at the Air Force Academy training cadets, every morning Louis woke up early and ran and worked out with them even though he was older than 50 years old. Louis thought, “why would I assign them something to do if I am not going to do the thing I assigned them to?” Louis also did this because he wanted the incentive for the cadets to be higher than just if they were made to do it by force. The future leaders of the world can not just do things because they are forced, they have to have a

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