Great Patriot & Friend Passes
Over the Independence Day weekend, the United States lost one of its great patriots, Jack Crawford Taylor of St. Louis, Missouri.
History looks much different when it is playing out in real time from the way it looks later, when the outcome is already known. When Jack flew F6F Hellcats in World War II in the Pacific, the outcome was far from certain, and the stakes were unquestionably high. He participated in a scale of war the likes of which we hopefully will never see again. The young people who serve today stand on the shoulders of giants who went before them. They stand on Jack’s shoulders, and all Americans owe him a debt of gratitude for the freedoms we all enjoy.