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Emerson Tolle: From humble roots, a life of distinction

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Decorated World War II pilot Emerson Tolle of Wenatchee is one fascinating individual.

The former J.C. Penney executive won the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving as a B-17 squadron leader in Europe during World War II. In that role, he served as the lead pilot for bombing groups for 49 of his 51 missions.

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