Caribou Association

Candidate Biography

At Large

Jerry York

Jerry YorkLifelong resident of Lander, Wyoming.

Enlisted in the Air Force in August 1958 immediately after high school.

Trained as aircraft mechanic at Sheppard AFB, TX.

Duty stations included:
Biggs AFB, TX, KB-50's; Anderson AFB, Guam, SC-54's;
Yokota AFB, Japan, KB-50's; Hamilton AFB, CA, C-123's; Tinker AFB, OK, C-124's
Southeast Asia experience:
July-Dec 1964: Mechanic on Royal Lao T-28's at Udorn and Vientienne, Project Waterpump.
Jan-Sep 1966: Mechanic on C-123's at Tan Son Nhut
Jan 1967- May 1969: Flight mechanic, C-7 Caribous, Phu Cat. 2552 hours, 2868 sorties.
Dec 1969- Feb 1974: Several extended TDY's to Korat as flight engineer, EC-121's.
Decorations include DFC, Air Medal with 14 OLC, Airman's Medal with 1 OLC.
Last 4 years of my career were spent as an Air Force Recruiter in Sacramento, CA.
Retired August 1978.

My wife Nancy and I were married in the chapel at McClellan AFB, CA 15 Mar 72 and have raised two children to be useful citizens.

Since retirement I attended Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA, earning an Associate of Science degree in gunsmithing.  Upon returning home to Lander, I first worked in the motor pool of a large state agency, then became a real estate broker with Century 21. I have been totally retired for about 7 years. We now spend the summers in Wyoming and the winters in Yuma, AZ.

My hobbies and interests include reading military history, particularly military aviation and Vietnam.  I am a serious and somewhat successful rifle marksmanship competitor, a political activist for Second Amendment causes and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. I spend quite a bit of time hunting, fishing and otherwise enjoying the great outdoors in the Rocky Mountains. I am an annual member of the Friends of the Air Force Museum.

13 Jan 2009 06:02 PM

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