Visit with a Veteran
Name: Jerry Taylor
Joined Honor Corps: 2008
Enlisted: January 1956
Branch: Air Force
Years of Service: Four years active, two years inactive
Why did you join the Honor Corps?
Itﾒs an important job to serve the veterans. I know what they went through, and I enjoy honoring them.
Why did you join the Air Force?
A buddy and I went to Beckley to enlist and they sent us to Texas. I spent 28 months overseas in Okinawa, Japan, Korea and Guam.
What were your duties?
I was a jet mechanic. I started working on T-33 trainer planes, then worked on F-86 fighter planes, B-47 bomber planes and F-100B fighter planes.
What advice do you have for new recruits?
I think it would be good for a lot of people. You learn discipline and get to travel a lot. I had a chance to go on to get a college degree.