Do you remember these men:
Alan Hale – Jr. – US Coast Guard.
Aldo Ray . US Navy. UDT frogman- Okinawa .
Art Carney – US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach- D-Day. – Limped for the rest of his life.
Brian Keith – US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.
Buddy Hackett – US Army anti-aircraft gunner.
Burgess Meredith – US Army Air Corps.
Clark Gable – US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe .
Cesar Romero – US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.
Charles Bronson – US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner- wounded in action.
Charles Durning – US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times, so awarded the Silver & Bronze & 3 Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.
Charlton Heston – US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25. Aleutians (Alaska).
Chuck Connors – US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.
Claude Akins – US Army. Signal Corps. – Burma and the Philippines .
Clifton James – US Army- South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star- Bronze Star- and Purple Heart.
Dale Robertson – US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under General Patton’s command. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.
Danny Aiello – US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.
DeForest Kelley – US Army Air Corps.
Dennis Weaver – US Navy. Pilot.
Denver Pyle – US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal . Medically discharged.
Don Adams – US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal – then served as a Drill Instructor.
Don Knotts – US Army- Pacific Theater.
Don Rickles – US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
Earl Holliman . US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when the Navy found out.
Ed McMahon – US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)
Eddie Albert – US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa .
Efram Zimbalist Jr. – US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest .
Ernest Borgnine – US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c- destroyer USS Lamberton. 10 years active duty. Discharged 1941- re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor .
Fess Parker – US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot training for being too tall- joined Marines as a radio operator.
Forrest Tucker – US Army. Enlisted as a private- rose to Lieutenant.
Frank Sutton – US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings- including Leyte- Luzon- Bataan and Corregidor .
Fred Gwynne – US Navy. Radioman.
Gene Autry – US Army Air Corps. Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over “The Hump” in the China- Burma-India Theater.
George Gobel – comedian, Army Air Corps, taught fighter pilots. Johnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said “the Japs didn’t get past us.
George Kennedy – US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor – stayed in sixteen years.
Harry Carey Jr – US Navy.
Harry Dean Stanton – US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa .
Harvey Korman – US Navy.
Henry Fonda – US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.
Hugh O’Brian – US Marines.
Jack Klugman – US Army.
Jack Palance – US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.
Jack Warden – US Navy- 1938-1942- then US Army- 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.
Jackie Coogan – US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.
James Arness – US Army. As an infantryman- he was severely wounded at Anzio – Italy .
James Gregory – US Navy and US Marines.
James Stewart – US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.
Jason Robards – US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal. Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines – surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.
John Carroll – US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa. Broke his back in a crash.
John Wayne – Declared “4F medically unfit” due to pre-existing injuries- (from playing football @ Southern Cal) – he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army- Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets a honorable mention.
Jonathan Winters – USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner- Battle of Okinawa.
Karl Malden – US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force- NCO.
Kirk Douglas – US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged.
Larry Storch . US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.
Lee Marvin – US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan . Buried in Arlington National Cemetery – Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis.
Lee Van Cleef – US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.
Mel Brooks – US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mickey Rooney – US Army under General Patton’s command. Bronze Star.
Mickey Spillane – US Army Air Corps – Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.
Neville Brand – US Army- Europe. Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Norman Fell – US Army Air Corps.- Tail Gunner- Pacific Theater.
Pat Hingle – US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall
Paul Newman – US Navy Rear seat gunner/radsioman- torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.
Peter Graves – US Army Air Corps.
Randolph Scott – Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, during World War I.
Robert Altman – US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.
Robert Mitchum – US Army.
Robert Montgomery – US Navy.
Robert Preston – US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer
Robert Ryan – US Marines.
Robert Stack – US Navy. Gunnery Officer.
Robert Taylor – US Navy. Instructor Pilot.
Rock Hudson – US Navy. Aircraft mechanic- the Philippines .
Rod Serling – US Army. 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila .
Rod Steiger – US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.
Ronald Reagan – US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
Russell Johnson – US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines .
Soupy Sales – US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific. (That’s the ship which transported Elvis Presley…who was a tank driver in the U S Army from 1957-1960…to Bremerhaven, Germany. In 1959 I also traveled from Southhampton, England to New York on the USS Randall.) [ Chuck Allen…USAF aircraft radio repairman 1962-1966) ]
Sterling Hayden – US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia. Silver Star.
Steve Forrest – US Army. Wounded- Battle of the Bulge.
Steve Reeves – US Army – Philippines .
Ted Knight – US Army- Combat Engineers.
Telly Savalas – US Army.
Tom Bosley – US Navy.
Tony Curtis – US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan .
Tyrone Power – US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.
Victor Mature – US Coast Guard.
Walter Matthau – US Army Air Corps. B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.
Wayne Morris – US Navy fighter pilot- USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.
Wiliam Holden – US Army Air Corps.
William Conrad – US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.
And of course we have Audie Murphy, America’s most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor. Would someone please remind me again how many of today’s Hollywood elite, sports celebs and politicians put their careers on hold to enlist for service in Iraq or Afghanistan?
The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after Sept, 11, 2001 and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died from tragic friendly fire in 2004. But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened.
My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort. Like millions of Americans during WWII, there was a job that needed doing they didn’t question. They just went and did what they could to help win it. Those who came home returned to their normal life and carried on, obviously. Very few ever saying what they did…or saw.
They took it as their “responsibility”. Their duty to our country, to protect & preserve our freedoms & way of life. Not just for themselves, but for all future generations to come. They DID THE JOB!
I’m forever humbly in their debt.
They were all heroes in their own right and made America great in it’s own right!
Back then Hollywood went to war!
Dump the male flight attendants. No one wanted them in the first place.
Replace all the female flight attendants with young, good-looking strippers!
They don’t even serve food anymore, so what’s the loss?
The strippers would at least triple the alcohol sales and get a “party atmosphere” going in the cabin.
And, of course, every businessman in this country would start flying again, hoping to see naked women.
Because of the tips, female flight attendants wouldn’t need a salary, thus saving even more money.
Muslims would be afraid to get on the planes for fear of seeing naked women.
Hijackings would come to a screeching halt, and the airline industry would see record revenues.
This is definitely a win-win situation if we handle it right — a golden opportunity to turn a liability into an asset.
Why didn’t Bush or Obamathink of this?
Why do I still have to do everything myself?
This should give you a laugh…Just thought you should know…
The year was 1947. Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947 , more than 65 years ago, numerous witnesses claim that an Unidentified Flying Object, (UFO), with five aliens aboard, crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell , New Mexico
This is a well-known incident that many say has long been covered-up by the U.S. Air Force, as well as other Federal Agencies and Organizations.
However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April, year 1948, nine months after the alien crash, the following people were born:
Barrack Obama Sr.
Albert A. Gore Jr.
William J. Clinton
John F. Kerry
Charles E. Schumer
This is the obvious consequence of aliens breeding with sheep and jack-asses. I truly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me. Now you can stop wondering why they support the bill to help all Illegal Aliens
Just a little FYI, interesting how things have changed in our life time!!
We will never see this again.
Thought you’d enjoy this!
It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read.
They won’t believe this happened, but it DID.
Harry & Bess
(This seems unreal.)
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!
I say dig him up and clone him!
And he was a Democrat to! What happened?
An unbelievable appointment by OBAMA !
Every REAL American should see this!!!
First Muslim Women Judge Carolyn Walker, hand-picked by President Obama, is sworn-in as judge of the 7th Municipal District, Brooklyn by holding the Holy Quran at Brooklyn Boro hall on December 10, 2015, it was a Historic Day!!
Since the Quran forbids all law but Sharia Law, one can only guess she will head the first Federally sanctioned Sharia Court. Makes you proud, doesn’t it? “Gives me chills up my legs”, said Chris Mathews of Hardball.
Almost no media coverage on this ……
Another chink in the armor, no one cares, until it’s too late! step by step by step….this is how our culture will end!
Obama supporters, your dream is coming true in destroying America.
The Internet of Things is predicted to reach 50,000,000,000 devices by 2020! What will that mean to us and our world?
An Internet Thing is a device that has the ability to measure / monitor events and communicate to other IoT devices so that they can work together to gather information, notify others, and / or take action. These devices are currently in operation and are very dependent on two fundamental technologies: Communication and Data Management. My guess is that as the number of IoT devices increase to and beyond this 50B count, these technologies will have to improve their performance levels and potentially change dramatically to handle the level of traffic that these devices will require.
But, what will these things be able to do for is. The potential for these services is, for me, unimaginable for now but here is one very simplistic example that I can think of:
A window in a private residence can have a sensor on it that responds when it is either opened or closed and potentially measure how far open or closed its status has changed. When this window’s position has changed it can send out a message reporting that difference. Then a thermostat in the residence (or more importantly the thermostat that is closest to the window) can determine whether to raise or lower the temperature based on the current season and the direction and degree of the window’s change. This may appear simple but imagine the following scenario:
Now what if we could also add sensors (IoT devices) to track each time the room door is either opened, closed or when someone walks through the door frame and in which direction (In or Out)? With this we could collect the information about whether there are people still in the room when the window opens. The real interesting scenario is if this situation occurs when the sensors believe there is no one in the room, then the window may have been opened from the outside in which case we would need a connection to a telephone (hopefully mobile) that can dial 911 and notify the local police of a Break In!
What other scenarios can you think of that would be helpful for you or your friends and family in their future?