Be warned! Col. Jack Leroy Tueller’s story will probably elicit a few tears. Over the years I’ve seen many, many interviews with World War II veterans. I don’t know why, but it just seems like every story these men and women tell is more riveting than any other story I’ve heard. It’s probably the context of the Second World War, the stakes, that make every story so fraught with tension.
Well, this story is no exception, and it’s one of the most beautiful, poignant and meaningful war stories I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. What happens when a scared young man, just a week or so after D-Day, takes out his trumpet and plays a tune on the battlefield, all the while with a German sniper somewhere out in the darkness? Do yourself a favor, take two minutes and fourteen seconds and watch this. This is what the human experience is all about.
Watch “The Power of Music – Jack Leroy Tueller”: