Monday, August 17, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Number seventeen in our series Hollywood Went to War, is a man perhaps best known for his Tales of Wells Fargo, Dale Robertson.

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Dale entered the service as a private in the Horse Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas in September, 1942. He was then stationed at Fort Knox and finally at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He rose to 1st Lieutenant with the 332nd Combat Engineers, attached to Patton's Third Army. He spent nine months in the hospital when his knee was shattered by German mortar fire.

During World War II he was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, and served in the United States Army 322nd Combat Engineer Battalion of the 97th Infantry Division in Europe. He was wounded twice and was awarded the Bronze and Silver Star medals.

Lt. Robertson, we salute you for your service. R.I.P.

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