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Roger stabauch was in the navy.
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I have to say Bob, "You Really know your stuff". Top class info.



I have some good resources to refer to. It's mostly due to my curiosity that I wanted to do this. Because I've worked with and around actors and musicians for a long time I know there's more to them than what we see on TV or in the movies. I've also noticed that some of the most successful served in the military. I think that experience helped them be more successful due to the discipline they acquired in the military.

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Roger stabauch was in the navy.



That's nice. I found it interesting that he was a graduate of the Naval Academy and won The Heisman Trophy while he was playing football for them. He served four years as a Navy officer, including a tour in Vietnam. After he finished his military obligation he played football for the Dallas Cowboys.
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The Everly brothers enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and served in '61 and '62. The went to boot camp in San Diego and then served at Camp Pendleton. While on active duty they performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in their uniforms.
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Brian Keith enlisted in the Marines and served in WW2 from 1942-45. He was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber. He was awarded an Air Medal for heroism and meritorious achievement during a flight.
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He seemed to have that look of a person well capable of "taking care" of himself if need be.
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Here is a trio from "Hogan's Heros". I never knew these things until I read about them.

Werner Klemperer, Commandant Klink, was born in Germany. His father was Jewish and his mother was a Lutheran. The family emigrated to the US in 1935. When America entered the war he enlisted in the Army. While stationed in Hawaii he joined the Special Services unit and entertained the troops in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war in 1945.

John Banner, Sgt Shultz, was born in Vienna in Austria-Hungary of Jewish parents. In 1938, while he was performing as an actor in Switzerland, Hitler annexed Austria. He then emigrated to the US. When the US entered the war he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a supply Sgt and served until 1945. He lost a lot of his family in the Holocaust.

Robert Clary, LaBeau, was born in Paris France. He was deported to a Nazi concentration camp in Ottmuth and was tattooed on his left arm with the I.D. "A5714" and was sent to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He was liberated on Apr. 11, 1945. Twelve of his family members were sent to the concentration camp in Auschwitz. Clary was the only member of his family to survive the camps.

Yes, Clary didn't serve in the military, but he survived hell in those camps so he gets an honorable mention.

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A sad thing is the world does not seem to learn from past atrocities. I have always had an interest in peoples birthdays. I try to wish those on this forum a Happy birthday every year as well as The late Atlasman and his mom. I have memorized the birth dates of old west characters, old time bodybuilders, old football and baseball players, actors and such. John Banner is one of the few people I know of that passed away on his own birthday.
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Eric Fleming, of Rawhide fame, had a pretty wild youth. He and Steve McQueen were pretty rowdy, to say the least. Fleming joined the Merchant Marine in 1941 when he was 16. He joined the Navy in 1942 and became a Sea Bee (CB). He served in the Pacific theater and made CB 2nd Class (a Petty Officer). He was discharged in '45 after the war.
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Tony Curtis and Larry Storch both served on the USS Proteus, a sub tender in the Pacific during WW2.

Tony Curtis enlisted in the Navy after the US declared war against Japan. He joined the Submarine Service and served on a sub tender through the war. Both he and Larry Storch were aboard to witness the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from about a mile away.

Just a note. People weren't drafted into the Navy. It's volunteer. To get into the Submarine Service you have to volunteer for it and qualify for it. Just like Naval Aviation, the Sea Bees, SEALS and UDT teams.
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