Jerry Yellin News & Tributes:
Captain Jerry Yellin wrote and traveled the country talking about the experiences that changed the course of his life. His stories about the battle of Iwo Jima and flying combat missions over Japan, including the last combat mission of WW2, were riveting. The story of how he overcame years of PTSD and how his hatred for his former enemy turned to love resonated with so many who read his books and heard him speak. The strength to tell those stories came from the love and support of his wife of 65 years, Helene Yellin. He often cited that he learned more from his 4 children and 6 grandchildren than he imparted to them. But he was being humble. Captain Jerry Yellin’s message of healing, reconciliation and peace is an inspirational story for generations to come.
Thank You For Your Service
Last Man Standing Film
WWII Veteran Speaks So History Doesn’t Repeat Itself
Last U.S. fighter pilot to fly WWII mission to tell cautionary tale to Japan, U.S. youth
Obama’s Hiroshima visit reveals progress of reconciliation, disagreements over history
WWII fighter pilot’s Japan experience: From foe to family from The Japan Times
Captain Jerry Yellin at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library
Sitting In A Cockpit Again, World War II Fighter Pilot Recounts Final Mission
Captain Jerry Yellin attends the Iwo Jima 71st Anniversary Reunion of Honor
PTSD is a grave for a living human being
Want to Help?
You can donate to Jerry Yellin’s Resilient Warrior Fund at the David Lynch Foundation to help veterans and first responders learn TM to help cope with PTSD.