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Celebs that served in the Military


here's the new sticky you requested, rpr. i'll start it off with audie murphy. congressional medal of honor winner of ww2. the most decorated soldier in American history, if i'm not mistaken. the army says there'll never be another audie murphy. of course he went off into the movies afterwards.
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One of my favorite movie tough guys was pretty brave in real life. Charles Bronson. Growing up in a Pennsylvania coal mining town will make anyone tough. I know, my father's family was the family of a coal miner and they lived in PA coal mining towns. Bronson enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943. After being in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron he served in Guam with the 61st Bombardment Squadron as a tail gunner on a B-29 Super Fortress. He flew in 25 combat missions over Japan and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle. People who knew him said he was a mild mannered guy. He pretty much shunned the Hollywood crowd and preferred the company of his family and few close friends.

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i worked with a guy at walmart who tiled bronson's kitchen floor. he met him and said he was a down to earth guy. tried to help him tile the floor and decided he didn't know what he was doing so got up and told my friend he'll let him do it.
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The name Neville Brand may or may not ring a bell, but you've seen him on TV shows, like "Laredo", and a lot of 1950's and 60's movies. A craggy face and gravely voice. Pretty much always played a tough guy.

His WW2 credentials are really impressive. He was a Sgt and platoon leader in B Company, 331st Infantry Div. (Thunderbolt Div.) in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central European Campaigns. He was wounded at the Weser River in his upper right arm. His medals include: The Silver Star; Purple Heart; European-African Campaign; Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 battle stars and the Combat Infantry Badge. The Silver Star was for taking out German machine guns in a hunting lodge. A tough guy in real life too.

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I always liked him. For years their was a story going around that he was the fourth most decorated soldier in WWII. I don't believe that turned out to be true but his military record was highly impressive as Bob pointed out.
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i read about him several days ago after watching stalag 17 on YouTube.
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I spent my first year at Sutter General. A coincidence at best.
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gene hackman was in the marines 4 years.
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Jimmy Stewart always comes to mind when I think about celebrities that served.
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jonathan winters was in the marines in ww2.
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