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AOM1c Richard Boone US Navy (Served 1942-1945)

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AOM1c Richard Boone

US Navy

(Served 1942-1945)

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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.


Cpl Tony Bennett US Army (Served 1944-1946)

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Cpl Tony Bennett

US Army

(Served 1944-1946)

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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.


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

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TSgt Jock Mahoney

US Marine Corps

(Served 1943-1946)

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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.


PFC Eddie Fisher US Army (Served 1951-1953)

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PFC Eddie Fisher

US Army

(Served 1951-1953)

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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).


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.


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)

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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.


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.


Sgt Wes Studi US Army (Served 1963-1969)

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Sgt Wes Studi

US Army

(Served 1963-1969)

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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.


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



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.

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