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23
Jun

Cpl Philip Carey US Marine Corps (Served 1943-1952 )

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16684067_1400457936663193_3209264228734534037_nCpl Philip Carey

US Marine Corps

(Served 1943-1952)

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Short Bio: Tall, blond and of rugged proportions, handsome actor Philip Carey started out as a standard 1950s film actor in westerns, war stories and crime yarns but didn’t achieve full-fledged stardom until well past age 50 when he joined the daytime line-up as ornery Texas tycoon Asa Buchanan on the popular soap “One Life to Live” (1968) in 1979. Carey served with the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War.

16
Jun

Sgt Martin Balsam US Army Air Force (Served 1941-1945)

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17553915_1464918110217175_6042881000981541897_nSgt Martin Balsam

US Army Air Force

(Served 1941-1945)

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Short Bio: During World War II, the character actor served with the United States Army as a combat engineer and later with the Army Air Force. Upon his return home, he enrolled at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research, where he was tutored by the acclaimed German theater director Erwin Piscator. He furthered his skills at the Actors Studio in New York.

2
Jun

Pvt Red Skelton US Army (Served 1944-1945)

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skeltonPvt Red Skelton

US Army

(Served 1944-1945)

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Short Bio: Red Skelton was already a popular comedian with his own show called The Raleigh Cigarette Program when he was drafted in March 1944, and the popular series was discontinued. Shipped overseas to serve with an Army entertainment unit as a private, Red Skelton had a nervous breakdown in Italy, spent three months in a hospital and was discharged in September, 1945. He once joked about his military career, “I was the only celebrity who went in and came out a private.” On December 4, 1945. Raleigh Cigarette Program resumed where it left off with Red Skelton introducing some new characters, including Bolivar Shagnasty and J. Newton Numbskull. Lurene Tuttle and Verna Felton appeared as Junior’s mother and grandmother. David Forrester and David Rose led the orchestra, featuring vocalist Anita Ellis. The announcers were Pat McGeehan and Rod O’Connor. The series ended May 20, 1949 and Red moved to CBS to continue his radio career

19
May

Captain William Conrad US Army Air Corps (Served 1943-1946)

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william conradCaptain William Conrad

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1943-1946)

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Short Bio: Best remembered as Det. Frank Cannon on the TV series “Cannon” in the 70s, Conrad began his career as an announcer, writer and director for the Los Angeles radio station KMPC, before becoming a Second World War fighter-pilot in 1943. Two years later, he left the US Air Force with the rank of captain, having finished his time in it as producer-director of the Armed Forces Radio Service.

5
May

Cpl Steve McQueen US Marine Corps (Served 1947-1950)

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mcqueenCpl Steve McQueen

US Marine Corps

(Served 1947-1950)

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Short Bio: Known as the King of Cool, McQueen enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and became a tank driver. Showing his rebellious streak, he ended up in the brig for extending a weekend pass into a two-week holiday. McQueen was far from the model soldier. “I was busted back down to private about seven times. The only way I could have been made corporal was if all the other privates in the Marines dropped dead,” he said, according to Marshall Terrill’s Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel.

28
Apr

A1C Fred Ward US Air Force (Served 1960-1963)

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A1C Fred Ward

US Air Force

(Served 1960-1963)
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Short Bio: A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Fred Ward has nearly 70 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films.

21
Apr

A1C George Lindsey US Air Force (Served 1953-1956)

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gooberA1C George Lindsey

US Air Force

(Served 1953-1956)

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Short Bio: Best remembered as the loveable “Goober Pyle” on the “Andy Griffith Show”, Lindsey graduated in 1952 with a teaching certificate and a degree in biological science and physical education. He joined the Air Force and was stationed at Pinecastle Air Force Base in Orlando, where he was recreation director.

14
Apr

Sp(Q)2c Durward Kirby US Navy (Served 1943-1945)

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kirbySp(Q)2c Durward Kirby

US Navy

(Served 1943-1945)

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Short Bio: Kirby is most noted as a host, announcer, and sketch comic, particularly on The Garry Moore Show and later on Candid Camera, where he served as Allen Funt’s sidekick from 1961 through 1966.

7
Apr

SSgt Charles M. Schulz US Army (Served 1943-1946)

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sparkySSgt Charles M. Schulz

US Army

(Served 1943-1946)

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Short Bio: In February 1943, Schulz was drafted into the United States Army and was sent to Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He was shipped to Europe two years later, departing Boston on February 5 and arrving in Le Havre, France on February 18, 1945 to fight in World War II with the U.S. 20th Armored Division. The unit spent its first month in unit training. It saw combat at the very end of the war. Elements of the 20th Division participated in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp. Schulz‘s unit was near but did not actually enter the camp. Schulz attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB). Years later he would say his proudest possession was his CIB and when speaking of his wartime service he would simply say, “I was a foot soldier.”

31
Mar

Pvt Joe Garagiola US Army (Served 1944-1946)

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Pvt Joe Garagiola

US Army

(Served 1944-1946)

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Short Bio: Joseph H “Joe” Garagiola was born on February 12, 1926 in St Louis, Missouriand grew up with Yogi Berra. Garagiola was 16 when the St Louis Cardinals signed him in 1942 and sent him to Springfield of the Class C Western Association where he batted .254.

Garagiola advanced to Columbus of the Class AA American Association in 1943 and was with them when he was called into military service on April 24, 1944. After taking basic training at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, Garagiola was sent toFort Riley, Kansas, where he quickly established himself as the catcher for the Fort Riley Centaurs with teammates Rex Barney and Pete Reiser.

Garagiola was sent to the Philippines in 1945 where he played ball for Kirby Higbe’s Manila Dodgers. He was discharged from service in early 1946.

Garagiola passed away Mar 23, 2016 at the age of 90.

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