Last Man Standing Film

ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Last Man Standing tells the transformative story of American fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, one of the last living veterans of WWII. Jerry enlisted to fight the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He returned home a decorated pilot but suffered severe PTSD for years. It was only when he found Transcendental Meditation, decades later, that he began the road back to himself. Then in the 1980’s, one of his sons moved to Japan and married a Japanese woman – the daughter of a WWII Kamakaze pilot. Jerry was once again confronted with his decades-old fear and hatred as he faced an old enemy as his new family and opened his heart to the possibility of acceptance and love.

Now at the age of 92, Jerry starts a new chapter of his life. After mourning his wife of sixty-five years, he is confronted with the quiet and solitude of growing older and living alone. As he reflects on his remarkable journey he also looks forward to what the future has in store for him. He packs up his house and moves to Florida to make new friends and hopefully find a bit of love and companionship along the way. He travels the globe sharing his inspiring story with audiences both young and old. Last Man Standing offers a unique glimpse into the extraordinary life of a near-centenarian whose goal is to help transform people’s lives.

We are currently in the process of raising funds to complete this film. Want to help?
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Jewish War Veterans Association

Jewish War Veterans Association

Jewish War Veterans Association

Jewish War Veterans Association

5th Marine Division Reunion

5th Marine Division Reunion

WWII Veteran Speaks So History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

Captain Jerry Yellin speaking with Japanese students about war and peace

“It’s 2016,” he said. “I’m 92 years old. I’m reading the same headlines in the newspaper about race, religion, terrorism and killing people for (beliefs) that I read when I was 12 years old in 1936. It’s no different.” -Jerry Yellin

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Captain Jerry Jellin

Last U.S. fighter pilot to fly WWII mission to tell cautionary tale to Japan, U.S. youth

As Hawaii prepares to mark 75 years since Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into the war in December, Yellin is reaching out to children to tell his tale.

Popularly known as the fighter pilot who flew the last combat mission of the war, Yellin, at the age of 92, remains a captivating storyteller.

“I’m just an ordinary man who’s had an extraordinary experience in life,” he told The Japan Times in an interview in Tokyo last week.

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World War II veteran Jerry Yellin has a new mission: keeping the memory of the conflict alive

Captain Jerry Yellin is joined by his Japanese Grandaughter, Sarah.

Captain Jerry Yellin is joined by his Japanese Grandaughter, Sarah.

Obama’s Hiroshima visit reveals progress of reconciliation, disagreements over history

“Had we had more bombs, we would’ve considered using them to bomb them till they said that that’s enough. It took till Aug. 15 to make the (surrender) announcement,” he said. “We wanted to get it over with and go home.” Captain Jerry Yellin via The Japan Times

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Obama’s Hiroshima visit reveals progress of reconciliation, disagreements over history

Retired U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin attends the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima at Iwo To, Japan, March 19, 2016. The Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor is an opportunity for Japanese and U.S. veterans and their families, dignitaries, leaders and service members from both nations to honor the battle while recognizing 71 years of peace and prosperity in the U.S. – Japanese alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Juan Esqueda / Released)

Retired U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin attends the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima at Iwo To, Japan, March 19, 2016. The Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor is an opportunity for Japanese and U.S. veterans and their families, dignitaries, leaders and service members from both nations to honor the battle while recognizing 71 years of peace and prosperity in the U.S. – Japanese alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Juan Esqueda / Released)

WWII fighter pilot’s Japan experience: From foe to family from The Japan Times

“The long and circuitous life of 92-year-old World War II veteran Jerry Yellin reads like a work of fiction.” Jesse Johnson, The Japan Times

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Yellin, a veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima , answers questions on March 19, during the 71st Reunion of Honor Ceremony at Iwo To, Japan. The ceremony gathers surviving veterans, their families and active duty service members of both nations to reflect on 71 years of peace and prosperity between the U.S. and Japan alliance. Click to view video: Interview With Jerry Yellin

Captain Jerry Yellin is joined by his Japanese Grandaughter, Sarah.

Captain Jerry Yellin is joined by his Japanese Grandaughter, Sarah.

Former U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin attends the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Iwojima on Iwoto island on March 19. | III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE COMBAT CAMERA

Former U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin attends the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Iwojima on Iwoto island on March 19. | III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE COMBAT CAMERA

 

 

Captain Jerry Yellin at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library

Join Captain Jerry Yellin at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library

Tuesday, May 17th at 11 am.

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive !

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Captain Jerry Yellin

Captain Jerry Yellin at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library

Join Captain Jerry Yellin speaks at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library

Tuesday, May 17th at 11 am.

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive !

Click here: Appearance Schedule (1)

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SWFL Veterans Alliance

Naples Hilton

Naples Air Center

Life in Naples

Wayne Smith

Supporters:

Help at Home

Republican Women of SWFL Federated

Flight Sponsored by: 

Richard Gentil, Naples Air Center

Press inquiries: tracy@lightfinderpr.com

Captain Jerry Yellin

Sitting In A Cockpit Again, World War II Fighter Pilot Recounts Final Mission

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Military history was on the tarmac at Dallas Love Field over the weekend: a vintage aircraft that has seen its share of battles.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum featured Wings of Freedom, a display in the midst of a national 110-city tour, and the bombers and fighter aircraft that came with it.

Standing among the history was a man who remembers it well. Capt. Jerry Yellin, 92, was a fighter pilot in World War II.

On a sunny Easter afternoon, he was reacquainted with the type of plane he flew during the war, the P-51 Mustang.

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Sitting In A Cockpit Again, World War II Fighter Pilot Recounts Final Mission

Captain Jerry Yellin