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    Thought I'd share this with you.

    What Happened To The WW II Movie Stars?

    Hope You Find This As Informative As I Did.
    In Contrast To The Ideals, Opinions
    And Feelings Of Today's 'hollywood', The Real Actors
    Of Yesteryear Loved The United States.
    They Had Both Class And Integrity.
    With The Advent Of World War Ii Many Of Our Actors
    Went To Fight Rather Than Stand And
    Rant Against This Country We All Love.

    They Gave Up Their Wealth, Position And Fame To
    Become Service Men & Women, Many As Simple 'enlisted Men'.

    This Page Lists But A Few, But From This Group
    Of Only 18 Men Came Over 70 Medals In Honor Of
    Their Valor, Spanning From Bronze Stars,
    Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', Purple Hearts
    And One Congressional Medal Of Honor.

    So Remember; While The 'entertainers Of 2013' Have
    Been In All Of The News Media Lately I Would Like To
    Remind The People Of What The
    Entertainers Of 1943 Were Doing, (70 Years Ago).

    Most Of These Brave Men Have Since Passed On.

    'real Hollywood Heroes'

    Alec Guinness (star Wars) Operated
    A British Royal Navy Landing Craft On D-day.

    James Doohan ('scotty' On Star Trek)
    Landed In Normandy With The U. S. Army On D-day.

    Donald Pleasance (the Great Escape) Really Was An R. A. F.
    Pilot Who Was Shot Down, Held Prisoner And Tortured By The Germans.

    David Niven Was A Sandhurst Graduate And
    Lt. Colonel Of The British Commandos In Normandy.

    James Stewart Entered The Army Air Force
    As A Private And Worked His Way To The Rank Of Colonel.

    During World War Ii, Stewart Served As A Bomber
    Pilot, His Service Record Crediting Him With Leading
    More Than 20 Missions Over Germany, And
    Taking Part In Hundreds Of Air Strikes During His Tour Of Duty.

    Stewart Earned The Air Medal, The Distinguished Flying
    Cross, France's Croix De Guerre, And 7 Battle Stars During World War
    Ii.

    In Peace Time, Stewart Continued To Be An Active
    Member Of The Air Force As A Reservist, Reaching
    The Rank Of Brigadier General Before Retiring In The Late 1950s.

    Clark Gable (mega-movie Star When War Broke Out)
    Although He Was Beyond The Draft Age At The Time The
    U.s. Entered Ww Ii, Clark Gable Enlisted As
    A Private In The Aaf On Aug. 12, 1942 At Los Angeles.

    He Attended The Officers' Candidate School At
    Miami Beach , Fla. And Graduated As A Second Lieutenant On Oct. 28,
    1942.

    He Then Attended Aerial Gunnery School And In Feb. 1943
    He Was Assigned To The 351st Bomb Group At Polebrook
    Where Flew Operational Missions Over Europe In B-17s.

    Capt. Gable Returned To The U.s. In Oct. 1943 And Was Relieved
    From Active Duty As A Major On Jun. 12, 1944 At His
    Own Request, Since He Was Over-age For Combat.

    Charlton Heston Was An Army
    Air Corps Sergeant In Kodiak.

    Ernest Borgnine Was A U. S.
    Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.

    Charles Durning Was A U. S.
    Army Ranger At Normandy
    Earning A Silver Star And
    Awarded The Purple Heart.

    Charles Bronson Was A Tail Gunner
    In The Army Air Corps, More
    Specifically On B-29's In The 20th
    Air Force Out Of Guam, Tinian, And Saipan

    George C. Scott Was
    A Decorated U. S. Marine.

    Eddie Albert (green Acres Tv)
    Was Awarded A Bronze
    Star For His Heroic Action
    As A U. S. Naval Officer Aiding
    Marines At The Horrific Battle On The
    Island Of Tarawa In The Pacific Nov. 1943.

    Brian Keith Served As A
    U.s. Marine Rear Gunner In
    Several Actions Against The
    Japanese On Rabaul In The Pacific.

    Lee Marvin Was A U.s. Marine
    On Saipan During The
    Marianas Campaign When He Was
    Wounded Earning The Purple Heart.

    John Russell: In 1942, He
    Enlisted In The Marine Corps
    Where He Received A Battlefield
    Commission And Was Wounded And
    Highly Decorated For Valor At Guadalcanal.

    Robert Ryan Was A U. S. Marine
    Who Served With The O. S. S. In Yugoslavia.

    Tyrone Power (an Established
    Movie Star When Pearl Harbor
    Was Bombed) Joined The
    U.s. Marines, Was A Pilot
    Flying Supplies Into, And Wounded
    Marines Out Of, Iwo Jima And Okinawa.

    Glenn Ford Was A Us Marine During Ww Ii Performing Missions Behind
    Enemy Lines For The Oss, And He Helped Build Safe Houses In France For
    Those Hiding From The Nazis. Mr. Ford Also Served Two Tours Of Duty In
    Vietnam And Is The Only Actor To Have Served With Both The Green Berets
    And The French Foreign Legion. Among His Numerous Medals And
    Commendations Are The Medal Of Honor, Presented By The Veterans Of
    Foreign Wars, The French Legion Of Honor Medal For His Service In World
    War Ii, Two Commendation Medals From The Us Navy And The Vietnamese
    Legion Of Merit.

    Audie Murphy, Little 5'5' Tall 110 Pound
    Guy From Texas Who Played Cowboy Parts :
    Most Decorated Serviceman Of Wwii And Earned: Medal Of Honor,
    Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Star Medals, Legion Of Merit, 2
    Bronze Star Medals With 'v', 2 Purple Hearts, U.s. Army Outstanding
    Civilian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit
    Emblems, American Campaign Medal, European-african-middle Eastern
    Campaign Medal With One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars
    (representing Nine Campaigns) And One Bronze Arrowhead (representing
    Assault Landing At Sicily And Southern France) World War Ii Victory
    Medal Army Of Occupation Medal With Germany Clasp, Armed Forces Reserve
    Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Badge With Rifle Bar, Expert
    Badge With Bayonet Bar, French Fourragere In Colors Of The Croix De
    Guerre, French Legion Of Honor, Grade Of Chevalier, French Croix De
    Guerre With Silver Star, French Croix De Guerre With Palm, Medal Of
    Liberated France, Belgian Croix De Guerre 1940 Palm.

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    One of the things Americans do well is to honour their veterans.

    I am one of many who is pleased that this has eventually gravitated to the British people properly honouring their own service men and women.

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    That bloody Joey Essex gives me the creeps. Puts Socal up in the brain department.

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