Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk died Tuesday at 93.
The northeastern Pennsylvania man was like many of the Greatest Generation, called to duty in service to his country during World War II.
But Van Kirk's assignment stood out.
He trained as a navigator for the U.S. Army Air Forces and was tapped to be part of the flight team of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing upward of 166,000 citizens and devastating the city.
He was the last surviving crew member of that mission.