Jiggs Yeager was a sergeant in the 39th Signal Battalion attached to the 26th Yankee Division, part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during World War II.
The 94-year-old Port Charlotte resident fought in four major conflicts during the war — Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes. What he recalls most about his military service was meeting Patton on the battlefield just before the Battle of the Bulge and the part he played in the biggest battle on the Western Front during the war.
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