Monday, March 14, 2016

Hollywood Went to War

Forty seventh in our series Hollywood Went to War, are Robert Montgomery, Robert Stack
, and Jack Lemmon
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After World War II broke out in Europe in September, 1939, and while the United States was still officially neutral, Montgomery enlisted in London for American field service and drove ambulances in France until the Dunkirk evacuation. He then returned to Hollywood and addressed a massive rally on the MGM lot for the American Red Cross, in July of 1940... After the U.S. entered World War II in December, 1941, he joined the United States Navy, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and served on the USS Barton (DD-722) which was part of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.

During World War II, Stack served as gunnery instructor in the United States Navy.

At Harvard, Lemmon was a member of the V-12 Navy College Training Program, and he was commissioned by the United States Navy, serving as an ensign on an aircraft carrier briefly before returning to Harvard after the end of his military service

Gentlemen, we salute you and thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace.

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