29 July 2015

Whatever Became of Honor? [Installment 1 of 5]

During the nineteen-forties and WWII There was a level of honor and pride in the USA that now appears to be passé. So sad and so indicative of the state of American today … thanks to liberalism and Obamaism. What a difference 70 years makes.

Review the following personalities, numbering nearly 100, who put their careers on hold in order to serve [their & our] country.

George Gobel,  US Army Air Corps
Taught fighter pilots … Johnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said "The Japs didn't get past us.”
  
Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS
Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia. Awarded Silver Star.

James Stewart, US Army Air Corps
Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.  

Ernest Borgnine, US Navy 
Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS Lamberton. 10 years active duty. Discharged 1941, re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor.  

Ed McMahon, US Marines 
Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)  

Telly Savalas, US Army
  
Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps
B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.  

Steve Forrest, US Army
Wounded, Battle of the Bulge. 

Jonathan Winters, US Marines
Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle of Okinawa.
  
Paul Newman, US Navy
Rear seat gunner/radioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill. 

Kirk Douglas, US Navy
Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged. 

Robert Mitchum, US Army
  
Dale Robertson, US Army
Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.  

Henry Fonda, US Navy
Destroyer USS Satterlee. [Sadly, HF fathered “Hanoi Jane” of Viet Nam infamy]
  
John Carroll, US Army Air Corps
Pilot in North Africa. Broke his back in a crash.  

Lee Marvin, US Marines
Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis. 

Art Carney, US Army
Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.  

Wayne Morris, US Navy
Fighter pilot, USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.  

Rod Steiger, US Navy
Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid. 

Tony Curtis, US Navy
Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan. 

For those don't recognize the names on this list Look here for more information that may be of benefit ... especially if you are a fan of old movies.

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