Hollywood Heros

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  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WW II MOVIE STARS ?

    In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the
    real actors of yester-year 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 2004" have been in all of the news
    media lately I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of
    1943 were doing, (61 years ago).

    Most of these brave men have since passed on.

    Real Hollywood Heros

    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' CandidateSchool 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.

    Earnest 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-29s 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 Rabal 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.

    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.

    So how do you feel the real heroes of the silver screen acted when compared
    to the hollywonks today who spray out anti-American drivel as they bite the
    hand that feeds them? Can you imagine these stars of yester-year saying they
    hate our flag, making anti-war speeches, marching in anti-American parades
    and saying they hate our president?

    I thought not, neither did I!
     
  2. DrippingSprings

    DrippingSprings In Remembrance

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    Those were the good old days of AMerican Pride. Thanks I enjoyed the post even if it depresses me to think of all the idiots out here these days.