PFC Sam Peckinpah, US Marine Corps (Served 1945-1946)
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PFC Sam Peckinpah
US Marine Corps
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Short Bio: David Samuel Peckinpah was born and grew up in Fresno, California, when it was still a sleepy town. Young Sam was a loner. The child’s greatest influence was his grandfather Denver Church, a judge, congressman and one of the best shots in the Sierra Nevadas. Sam served in the US Marine Corps during World War II but – to his disappointment – did not see combat.