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My aunt was dating Jerry when he shipped off for Vietnam. Upon his disappearance, she was forced to move on. It was 7 years later that she realized he was still alive, but at the time had already married my uncle. Jerry moved on as well after his return. Marrying, having children and continuing his aviation career, more recently flying for a corporate airline. All this despite not being able to lift his arms above his shoulders due to the horrible crap he went through for all those years. Amazing man, and talking to him is like talking to someone your own age, no matter what your age is...hard to explain, but simply the one of the coolest people I know or have ever met. Here's his bio.


Name: Jerry Donald Driscoll
Rank/Branch: O2/US Air Force
Unit: 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Date of Birth: 21 February 1940
Home City of Record: Chicago IL
Date of Loss: 24 April 1966
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  • Jerry;

    Kindly accept my humble thanks and profound gratitude for your sacrifice and your service.

    My best to you and your family, and to your nephew for honoring us all with your story.

    Peace through strength

    "Most people go through their entire lives and wonder if they have made a difference;
    The American military has no such conundrum"
    (Ronald Reagan)

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  • What a harrowing and fascinating account God bless you Sir.

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  • He sounds like a very brave man. It looks as if North Vietnam utilizes the same Enhanced Interrogation Techniques favored by our President. I don't think Pres. Bush likes having them described as torture? You may wish to edit the torture reference in article so Dubya doesn't get angry and the Repugnicons don't become confused by the irony.

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  • Thanks for your service sir.

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  • I salute you Jerry.

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  • PowerCorruptsss: "
    spartacus92007: "Jerry;

    Kindly accept my humble thanks and profound gratitude for your sacrifice and your service.

    My best to you and your family, and to your nephew for honoring us all with your story.

    Peace through strength

    "Most people go through their entire lives and wonder if they have made a difference;
    The American military has no such conundrum"
    (Ronald Reagan) "
    Ronald Reagan was one of the worst presidents ever lol I can't bel More..

    Your opinion is irrelevant to the topic of the video and the man that inspired it - show some class

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  • spartacus92007: "
    PowerCorruptsss: "
    spartacus92007: "Jerry;

    Kindly accept my humble thanks and profound gratitude for your sacrifice and your service.

    My best to you and your family, and to your nephew for honoring us all with your story.

    Peace through strength

    "Most people go through their entire lives and wonder if they have made a difference;
    The American military has no such conundrum"
    (Ronald Reagan) "
    Ronald Reagan was one of the worst president More..

    Your opinion is irrelevant to the topic of the video and the man that inspired it - show some class

    "
    Oh yeah, almost forgot-
    In that you insist on making your statement - here is your opportunity to enthrall everyone with your acumen.

    List 5 reasons why Ronald Reagan was "one of the worst Presidents ever"

    If you cannot then you contribute to the stupid factor in our society, and waste everyone's time.

    Are you up to it?

    Be a Man

    BAM

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  • Awesome! Thank you and God Bless You!

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  • nice story. I enjoyed the read.
    Voted

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