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5
Sep

SN Jay North US Navy (Served 1977-1979)

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SN Jay North

US Navy

(Served 1977-1979)

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/578379

Short Bio: North began a prolific career as a child actor at the age of six, North became a household name during the early 1960s for his role as the well-meaning, but mischievous, Dennis Mitchell on the CBS situation comedy Dennis the Menace, based on the comic strip created by Hank Ketcham.

29
Aug

SSgt JD Salinger US Army (Served 1942-1946)

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SSgt JD Salinger

US Army

(Served 1942-1946)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/265726

Short Bio: Best remembered as the author of “Catcher in the Rye” Salinger was drafted into the Army, where he saw combat with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was active at Utah Beach on D-Day and in the Battle of the Bulge.

8
Aug

PhMS1c Mclean Stevenson, US Navy (Served 1946-1948)

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PhMS1c Mclean Stevenson

US Navy

(Served 1946-1948)

View his service page on TogetherWeServed.com

http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/603306

Stevenson served in the Navy as a Corpsman, sometimes listed as Pharmacist’s Mate, then went to Northwestern University’s to study drama. Instead of heading to Hollywood, however, Stevenson remained in Illinois, selling insurance and working as an assistant athletics director at his alma mater. He also worked on cousin Adlai Stevenson’s failed presidential candidacies in 1952 and 1956 as a press agent. Stevenson later enrolling at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, in New York City, where Lee Strasberg and Sandy Meisner were instructors.

1
Aug

PVT Sammy Davis, Jr. US Army (Served 1943)

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PVT Sammy Davis, Jr.

US Army

(Served 1943)

View his service history on http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/338172

Short Bio: An all-round performer, he could sing, act, dance and make people laugh with his many impersonations. Davis’s long career in show business was even more remarkable because he managed to overcome racial barriers, in an era of strict segregation and racism.
Davis was drafted into the US Army when was eighteen and his experiences were not happy ones.

Photo is of Davis entertaining the troops in Vietnam in 1972.

25
Jul

GySgt R. Lee Ermey US Marine Corps (Served 1961-1972)

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GySgt R. Lee Ermey

US Marine Corps

(Served 1961-1972)

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/65642

Short Bio: Ermey in Marine Wing Support Group 17 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan. In 1968, he was ordered to Vietnam with MWSG-17, and spent 14 months in country. The remainder of his service was on Okinawa where he was advanced to Staff Sergeant (E-6). He was medically discharged in 1972 because of several injuries incurred during his service. On May 17, 2002, he received an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones.

18
Jul

2nd Lt Jack Palance US Army Air Forces (Served 1942-1944)

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2nd Lt Jack Palance

US Army Air Forces

(Served 1942-1944)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/118431

Short Bio: In the late 1930s, Palance started a professional boxing career. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Palance’s boxing career ended and his military career began as a member of the United States Army Air Forces. Palance’s rugged face, which took many beatings in the boxing ring, was disfigured when he bailed out of a burning B-24 Liberator bomber while on a training flight over southern Arizona, where he was a student pilot. Plastic surgeons repaired the damage as best they could, but he was left with a distinctive, somewhat gaunt, look. After much reconstructive surgery, he was discharged in 1944.

11
Jul

Ens Dennis Weaver US Navy (Served 1943-1945)

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Ens Dennis Weaver

US Navy

(Served 1943-1945)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/603739

Short Bio: Best remembered as TV’s “McCloud”, Weaver (top row, center) was an Ensign in the Naval Air Corps in World War II. “I flew the Grumman F4F Wildcat, but I never got overseas,” he says. “I fought the battles of Baffin Bay, Alameda and Opa Locka. I had orders to go overseas but then they dropped the bomb and the war was over.”

4
Jul

SSgt Hal Holbrook US Army (Served 1942-1946)

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 SSgt Hal Holbrook

US Army

(Served 1942-1946)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com
http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/344577

Short Bio: During World War II, Holbrook served in the Army in Newfoundland. After the war, he attended Denison University, graduating in 1948. While at Denison, Holbrook’s senior honors project concerned Mark Twain. He’d later develop “Mark Twain Tonight”, the one-man show in which he impersonates the great American writer Mark Twain, a.k.a. Samuel Clemens.

27
Jun

Sgt Drew Carey US Marine Corps (1980-1986)

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Sgt Drew Carey

US Marine Corps

(1980-1986)

View his service profile on http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/47763

Short Bio: Carey, born May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, was a member of his high school marching band and later attended Kent State, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. During his service in the Marine Corps, he began performing stand-up comedy that eventually led to supporting roles on television.

20
Jun

1st Lt Bruce Cabot US Army Air Corps (Served 1942-1944)

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1st Lt Bruce Cabot

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1942-1944)

View his service profile on TogetherWeServed.comhttp://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/616277

Short Bio: Best remembered for his role as the hero in the original “King Kong”, as well as being one of a handful of actors who regularly appeared in John Wayne films. They became known as “Wayne’s Regulars”. Cabot appeared in 10 of the Duke’s films.

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