Hollywood and the Military
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World War II
On this Veterans Day we pay tribute to some of those who served from the entertainment industry--Morgan Freeman
Remembering our veterans, Jamie Farr (of the TV series M.A.S.H.) was in the Army for two years and served in Japan and Korea.
Remembering our veterans, Don Rickles-Navy-WW2-Seaman first class
Handsome and legendary Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning Actor, Philanthropist, best-selling Poet and decorated Military Man, James Stewart, by James Doolittle, 1941
Audie Murphy posing with his rifle in Perris CA, circa 1954. Photographed by Earl Leaf.
Benny Hill from his days in the British Army during World War 2
A vintage candid shot of future Hollywood legend Edward G. Robinson in the U.S. Navy during WWI, circa 1915..photo courtesy of Terry Soto
Remembering our veterans, Lee Marvin left school to enlist in the US Marine Corps as a Private. He was wounded in action in the assault on Mount Tapochau during the Battle of Saipan, during which most of his company were killed.
Remembering our veterans, Charles Durning His service to this nation earned three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star serving in combat as an infantryman..This man is also a survivor of the Malmedy Massacre.
Remembering our veterans, Rock Hudson enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 after graduating from high school, and served in the Philippines as an aircraft mechanic. He was discharged in 1946.
Remembering our veterans, Julia Child worked in the Office of Strategic Services, a WWII-era spy agency
Remembering our veterans, A 17 year old Tony Curtis. Navy Reserves 1942-45 WW II.
Remembering our veterans, Drury Alum Bob Barker " interrupted his studies at Drury College in Missouri (on a basketball scholarship) and enlisted in the United States Navy on November 24, 1942
Remembering our veterans, Benny Hill-British Army-WW2-Royal electrical and mechanical engineers
Remembering our veterans, Charles Schulz:Army:1943-45 staff sergeant 20th Armored Division in Europe as a squad leader on a machine gun team. (Peanuts Cartoon Creator)
The only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, NC. Martha Raye
Remembering our veterans, "Cool Hand Luke" star Paul Newman served in the Navy during World War II
Jimmy Stewart who had a long and distinguished career in the US Army Air Corps, ending with the title of Brigadier General. During WW II, he flew many bombing runs in his B-24 over Germany holding the rank of Major and later Colonel, eventually being promoted to chief of staff of the 2nd Combat Bombardment wing of the Eighth Air Force.
Remembering our veterans, Larry Wilcox-Marines-1967 and served 13 months in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Staff Sergeant