Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday's Hero

This post was suggested by Michael

Lt.Col. Jerry Coleman

Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman
89 years old from San Diego, Calif.
VMTB-341, VMA-323
September 14, 1924 - January 5, 2014
U.S. Marines

Jerry Coleman, a decorated war hero, Yankee World Series MVP and Hall of Fame San Diego Padres broadcaster, died January 5 at age 89 after a career of more than 70 years in baseball.

Coleman signed with the Yankees out of the San Francisco sandlots in 1942 only to spend the next three years as a Marine bomber pilot in the Pacific theater of World War II, flying 57 combat missions over the Solomon Islands. Upon his return from the war he rejoined the Yankees only to be called back to duty in '51. He flew another 120 missions in Korea and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

You can read more about Lt. Col. Coleman here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look.

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1 comment:

Bigfoot said...

I remember Coleman as a New York Yankees broadcaster during the late 1960's, before he went to San Diego. (I was just a Littlefoot back then.)