Monday, April 4, 2016

Hollywood Went to War

Fiftieth in our series Hollywood Went to War, Brian Keith, James Whitmore, and Patton himself, George C. Scott!

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Brian Keith "...joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal."

James Whitmore "...graduated from Yale University in 1944, then served in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific, and emerged from the Marines as a Lieutenant."

George C. Scott "...joined the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1945 to 1949. He was assigned to 8th and I Barracks in Washington, DC, in which capacity he taught English literature and radio speaking/writing at the Marine Corps Institute. His primary duty, however, was as an honor guard for military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery."

Gentlemen: We salute you and thank you for your service to our country.

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