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Talk about an impressive resume he's a World Series and BP a baseball hall of Famer.
And -- veteran of two wars -- and so Jerry Coleman says he's no hero.
Fox's Adam Housley has his story on this veterans day.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- From the infield to the battlefield Jerry Coleman has served -- team and his country but don't call me hero.
A lot of people you know look if you say you're a hero.
You know that they -- -- doctors -- doing it and get back I have friends in the Pacific and -- Korea didn't come back.
Twice Coleman walked away from professional baseball to fight alongside those friends serving with distinction -- world war two and Korea.
Nicknamed the colonel due to his rank as a marine aviator.
-- -- remains the only major leaguer who saw combat duty in two wars flying 120 combat missions piloting a dive bomber.
Earning him thirteen air medals and two distinguished flying crosses.
I think your country -- one of the dominant factors in your life especially the United States.
And if you have been out into the world and seen how other things go you don't know what you're talking about but when you've seen that you realize this is have.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- have been also meant playing for the New York Yankees as the starting second baseman.
Coleman won rookie of the year in 1949 was an all star.
World Series in BP and took home four series titles before -- Qualcomm Stadium he spent the past four years in San Diego calling games for the Padres.
Where the team -- a statue in his honor.
And an exhibit recognizing ball players who have served as skipper Brian applause.
At 88 years young in nearly ten years after being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.
You can still find Coleman in the boat.
Calling games with players who are roughly the same age Jerry was when he trade is batting glove and for fire fights over the Pacific.
It's very special a person.
American history and and those.
Baseball history and our locker room a true hero in my eyes.
It's special to to get the privilege to sit down on the couch behind me and and and -- and in his journey and in his life.
He's very witty very sharp still and has jokes and always try to deflect attention to himself but we always keep digging out of to try to get these stories about all the guys and play with them.
No fly and airplanes in battle and things like that stories which don't define his life.
The most important thing you have with the PP eleven who love you and your country and my opinion.
In San Diego Adam Housley.
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