Monday, August 24, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Number eighteen in our series Hollywood Went to War, is funnyman Tom Poston.

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Tom enlisted in the Air Corps, when the US joined the Allied Forces in 1941 as a Buck Private. He left in 1945 as a Captain. Tom trained in California, Arizona and Texas. He served in North Africa, Italy, France and England. He was present, flying on D-Day (to name one important sortie), dropping para-troopers (the preliminary forces) to open D-Day. Tom won an Air Medal for his contribution to D-Day, and in Southern France, subsequently won two more Oak leaf Medals, thereby resulting in an "Oak leaf Cluster" of Medals.

Captain Poston, we salute you for your service. R.I.P.

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