WWII Veteran Travels To Teach History

I don’t reblog much but this is well worth reblogging

Pacific Paratrooper

Jerry Yellin, WWII pilot Jerry Yellin, WWII pilot

I discovered this article and simply felt the day after 9/11 was perfect for repeating it.

Retired Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin is a man on a mission, and that mission is to speak to young people across America about World War II and the futility of war. His life’s motto is, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” and he firmly believes that the young people of today do not appreciate the reality of war and what it was like to fight in one.

Jerry Yellin climbing into a trainer aircraft Jerry Yellin climbing into a trainer aircraft

Yellin was an Army pilot during WWII [the 78th Fighter Squadron, “The Bushmasters”], with 19 missions over Japan to his credit, but now he is a worried man. In an interview with Channel 12 News, he said, “It’s 2016. I’m 92 years old. I’m reading the same…

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12 thoughts on “WWII Veteran Travels To Teach History

  1. One does get the feeling that today’s younger generation, having never experienced a world war, probably think “war” is something like what’s going on in the Middle East now. Let’s hope it doesn’t take another world war to enlighten them.

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  2. Yellin is engaged in an admirable endeavour; and I have for some time followed GP Cox for the excellent articles on a theatre of war I didn’t know too much about before.

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    1. Yes I’ve noticed your photograph on GP’s pages, I’m reliably informed that it’s an excellent image.
      His work is outstanding and his knowledge of the Pacific war is extraordinary, I never fail to follow him.

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