Glenn Ford (né Gwyllyn Ford in Canada) (1916-2006) SGT USMC (1942-44) WW II / CAPT USNR (1958-70s) During his WW II service he helped build safe houses in France for those hiding from the Nazis. He went to Vietnam in 1967 for combat scenes in a Marine training film. He earned a Navy Commendation Medal and the French Legion of Honor Medal. Memorable roles included many western characters, and Richard Dadier in “Blackboard Jungle”.
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Rod Serling (1924-75) PVT USA Airborne ’43-46 WW II. Enlisted and served in Pacific Theater as demolitions specialist with 11th Airborne Division. In Philippine Islands campaigns: Battle Leyte, Leyte Gulf, & Tagaytay Ridge. Earned Bronze Star & Purple Heart. Deeply affected by the war he suffered with post traumatic stress nightmares and flashbacks the rest of his life. Best known for TV series “Twilight Zone” ’59-64 & “Night Gallery” ’65-66.