JERRY TEACHOUT (USAAF)

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Lt. Col. Gerald "Jerry" Teachout served in four wars: WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Cold War as a USAAF/USAF pilot.  He is considered a "pilot's pilot," having flown the gamut of air force planes.  While in the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group, he has steadily offered chapters of his autobiography to fellow veterans for feedback.  The final chapter (27) is currently being completed.  Until joining the Veterans Writing Group almost all of his writing was purely technical: reports, regulations, and college papers.

As Teachout readily admits, "I found that the process of writing, even in my 80s, is far more exhilarating than most folks imagine.  Details of my life come flooding back to me when I get behind a keyboard.  One memory leads to another, then another.  My writing had been connected only with work before tackling my memoirs.  It was strictly utilitarian.  I'm writing to members of my family perhaps yet unborn."

Many of those in the Black Hills know Jerry as the owner of the Petrified Forest geological atttraction near Piedmont, where he is now lives in retirement with wife Darlene.  During his 28 years in the military, he logged over 1,200 flight hours.


See links to Jerry Teachout's stories under WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War at top of this page.


(photo by Col. Debra Shattuck, USAF ret, 10-12-13)