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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2017 Scholarships

Jacob Mercer

Jacob Mercer


The Friends of Martin “Trader Jon” Weissman

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Jacob Mercer

Franklin, Tennessee

Scholarship Description

Martin Weissman and his wife Jackii moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1953, bought a small tavern they named “Trader Jon’s” and started a legend. His countless friends showered him with aviation memorabilia that transformed Trader Jon’s into an aviation shrine. A staunch supporter of Naval Aviation and the city of Pensacola, he was the Blue Angels’ biggest fan. Mr. Weissman is remembered for his unique contribution to Naval Aviation. He died in February 2000 at the age of 84.

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