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Our guest on Writers’ Voices this week is Jerry Yellin, author of “Of War and Weddings” and “The Blackened Canteen”.  Of interest to local Fairfield people is that Jerry is also a co-founder of LISCO.  (Local Internet Service Company)

Mr. Yellin was an honored fighter pilot in the 1940s.  In his latest book, “The Blackened Canteen”, he tells the story of how the compassion of one Japanese man toward fallen American soldiers, lead to a tradition that continues today – a day of prayer for peace.

Yoko Ono has said of this story, “Having campaigned for peace for many years, this beautiful story strikes a deep chord with me.”  She also says,  “I hope it will become more widely known around the world and inspire other people too.”


Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at

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