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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.

13
Jun

AOM1c Richard Boone US Navy (Served 1942-1945)

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AOM1c Richard Boone

US Navy

(Served 1942-1945)

View his service profile on Together We Served: http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/468459

Short Bio: One of Hollywood’s favorite villains, as a distant relation to Daniel Boone, Richard sometimes sported a coonskin cap as he manned his rear turret during flight operations.

6
Jun

Cpl Tony Bennett US Army (Served 1944-1946)

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Cpl Tony Bennett

US Army

(Served 1944-1946)

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/337544

Short Bio: Tony Bennett, then Anthony Benedetto, was drafted into the United States Army in November 1944 during the final stages of World War II. After basic training at Fort Dix and Fort Robinson, Benedetto became an infantry rifleman. In January 1945 he was assigned as a replacement infantryman to 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division, a unit filling in after the Battle of the Bulge. He moved across France and into Germany, and in March 1945, he joined the front line.

30
May

TSgt Jock Mahoney US Marine Corps (Served 1943-1946)

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TSgt Jock Mahoney

US Marine Corps

(Served 1943-1946)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/282804

Short Bio: At the University of Iowa, he was outstanding in swimming, basketball and football. When World War II broke out, he enlisted as a Marine fighter pilot and instructor. In Hollywood, he was a noted stunt man, doubling for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, and Gregory Peck.

23
May

PFC Eddie Fisher US Army (Served 1951-1953)

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PFC Eddie Fisher

US Army

(Served 1951-1953)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/433437

Short Bio: Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951, sent to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training, and served a year in Korea. From 1952 to 1953, he was the official vocal soloist for The United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own) and a tenor section member in the United States Army Band Chorus (an element of Pershing’s Own) assigned at Fort Myer in the Washington, D.C. Military District. During his active duty period, he also made occasional guest television appearances, in uniform, introduced as “PFC Eddie Fisher”. After his discharge, he began to sing in top nightclubs and had a variety television series, Coke Time with Eddie Fisher on NBC (1953-1957).

16
May

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

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PFC Sam Peckinpah

US Marine Corps

(Served 1945-1946)

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/443157

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.

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