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16
May

PFC Sam Peckinpah, US Marine Corps (Served 1945-1946)

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PFC Sam Peckinpah

US Marine Corps

(Served 1945-1946)

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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.

9
May

1stLt “Tennessee” Ernie Ford, US Army Air Corps. (Served 1942-1945)

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1stLt “Tennessee” Ernie Ford

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1942-1945)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/179817

Short Bio: Best remembered for the song “16 Tons”, during World War II, 1st Lieutenant Ford was a bombardier flying missions over Japan. The war’s end found Ford in San Bernardino and then Pasadena, California, where he worked as a radio announcer.

2
May

S2c Allan Melvin US Navy (Served 1943-1944)

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S2c Allan Melvin

US Navy

(Served 1943-1944)

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Short Bio: Rubber faced comic actor Allan Melvin was raised in NYC by his grandparents. He became one of the most familiar faces in television in the 60’s and early 70’s lending a hand in “The Phil Silvers Show”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, “The Brady Bunch” and many more.

25
Apr

Sgt Wes Studi US Army (Served 1963-1969)

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Sgt Wes Studi

US Army

(Served 1963-1969)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.comhttp://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/452934

Short Bio: Wes Studi served with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.

He recently appeared on the Oscars presenting a montage of military themed films.

18
Apr

Cpl Jamey Johnson US Marine Corps (Served 1995-2003)

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Cpl Jamey Johnson
US Marine Corps
(Served 1995-2003)

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Corporal Jamey Johnson served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves prior to his days chasing the country music dream in Birmingham, Ala. and then Nashville. He speaksfondly of his days in the military, and even makes mention of it twice on his debut album.

“I’m very proud to have served in the Marines,” he told CMT in 2010. “I respect the Marines. They gave me guidance and stability. I’d wake up every day and have a purpose.”

Johnson was a mortar man, and while in the service he made friends with a number of other musicians. They’d sing and write songs together and many keep in contact with him today. At the time of the CMT interview, Johnson’s road manager was a man he served alongside

 

11
Apr

Col Micki Hogue US Air Force (Served 1966-1992)

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Col Micki Hogue US Air Force (Served 1966-1992)

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Short Bio: She was the dominant figure in women’s diving in the United States from 1965 to 1972, winning 10 national championships, including both springboard and platform events. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, she was in first place in the three three meter springboard event when she broke her left arm on the ninth dive; she completed the tenth dive, but finished in fourth place. In 1972, she made a comeback at the Munich Olympics, winning the gold medal in the three meter springboard event.

King was a career officer in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1992, retiring in the rank of Colonel. She taught physical education and coached diving at the United States Air Force Academy, becoming the first woman to serve on the faculty of a U.S military academy and the first woman to coach a male athlete to an NCAA championship.

4
Apr

TM3 Rod Steiger US Navy (Served 1942-1945) 

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TM3 Rod Steiger

US Navy

(Served 1942-1945) 

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Short Bio: Oscar winning actor Rod Steiger is best known for his portrayal of Chief Gillespie in “In the Heat of the Night”, quit high school in 1942 to join the navy. He served as a Topedoman’s Mate on two destroyers. One suffered such heavy damage by kamikazes that it had to be skuttled.

21
Mar

Sergeant Lloyd Haynes US Marine Corps (Served 1953-1964)

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Sergeant Lloyd Haynes

US Marine Corps

(Served 1953-1964)

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http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/440843

Short Bio: Best remembered as Pete Dixon on “Room 222”, Haynes served during the Korean War. He also served in the Navy Reserve as a Public Affairs officer. Retiring as a Commander.

14
Mar

A1C Mel Tillis US Air Force 1951-1955

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A1C Mel Tillis

US Air Force

1951-1955

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Short Bio: Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure.

In high school, Tillis taught himself to play a guitar his older brother, Richard, bought, and soon he was invited to play at parties and events around his town. After a stint at the University of Florida, Tillis enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Okinawa and served as a baker; he also sang on Armed Forces Radio with a band called The Westerners.

7
Mar

LT Herman Wouk US Navy (Served 1941-1949)

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LT Herman Wouk

US Navy

(Served 1941-1949)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.comhttp://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/564670

Short Bio: Author of “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War”, Herman Wouk was a joke writer before WWII. The war changed his life in many ways. It gave him his footing and he found his calling by writing about what he saw.

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