WWII Vet Tells His Story at Iwo Jima

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Capt. Jerry Yellin, from Fairfield, Iowa, flew the final combat mission in World War II. He was among the World War II veterans who visited Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary.

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  1. 33802365
    33802365 Mar 29, 2015

    Thank God that there were men like this in America during these dark days and nights. This man and his mates were what this country was founded upon-a keen spirit of who they were and why they were Americans! Thank you for your service, thank you for sharing this most poignant story about service and sacrifice. Wes Peterson Command Sergeant Major (R) United States Army Corps of Engineers

  2. 33806981
    33806981 Mar 31, 2015

    mr. yelin is truly a brave and humble human being. the world war 2 generation will most likely be considered the greatest generation in our history because so many individuals made so many personal sacrifices in order to preserve our democracy. far too many people today take for granted the freedoms that they have been afforded thanks to these brave individuals. thank you mr. yelin.

  3. flatheadv8
    flatheadv8 Apr 01, 2015

    Capt. Yellin is the definition of the word hero in every way possible!

  4. 22326865
    22326865 Apr 01, 2015

    THANK YOU our Greatest Generation. You have served our country well. I Salute you past and present. I am American proud!

  5. 11166226
    11166226 Apr 02, 2015

    Thank you for your service and your comments. If only more citizens of our country could hear your story, maybe more can be done to protect our country in the coming future. We really do need to publish this to the country. How can I be of help I am a veteran of the Korea War period and served in Japan for 4 out of 6 years active duty. 1952-1958. And I also married a Japanese woman, whose father was a medical doctor during WWII and served.with honor for his country. Arthur Lee Shelburne III.

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