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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.”

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.

4
Apr

TM3 Rod Steiger US Navy (Served 1942-1945) 

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TM3 Rod Steiger

US Navy

(Served 1942-1945) 

View his service profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/606705

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.

28
Feb

Pvt Art Carney US Army (Served 1943-1945)

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Pvt Art Carney

US Army

(Served 1943-1945)

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http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/340305

Short Bio: He served with the 28th Infantry Division, and landed at Normandy in July 1944, and involved in the fighting around St. Lo, France. On 15 August 1944, while manning a machine gun, a German mortar shell blew him in the air, severely wounding him in his right leg. He was sent back to Normandy and taken to a Army hospital in the English Midlands.

14
Feb

2nd Lt Cameron Mitchell US Army Air Corps (1943-1945)

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2nd Lt Cameron Mitchell

US Army Air Corps

(1943-1945)

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http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/122638

Short Bio: Born Cameron MacDowell Mitzel in Dallastown, Pennsylvania to Rev. Charles and Kathryn Mitzel, Mitchell served as a bombardier with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. His film career began with minor roles in films dating back to 1945, but he quickly rose to young leading man status opposite such stars as Wallace Beery in The Mighty McGurk, Doris Day and James Cagney in Love Me or Leave Me, Lana Turner and Spencer Tracy in Cass Timberlane, Clark Gable and Jane Russell in The Tall Men, and Marlon Brando, Merle Oberon, and Jean Simmons in Desiree

31
Jan

Sgt Harold Russell US Army (Served 1941-1944)

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Sgt Harold Russell

US Army

(Served 1941-1944)

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http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/354174

Short Bio: On June 6, 1944, he was training troops at Camp MacKall North Carolina. A charge exploded in his hands, resulting in the loss of both hands. In 1946 he was in the movie “The Best Years of Our Lives”, portraying a war veteran Homer Parrish, who had lost both hands in the Navy. For his role in the movie, he won TWO academy awards. He later went on to help establish AMVETS as a viable alternative to the American Legion for veterans, though his dream of an international veterans organization was never realized.

17
Jan

1stLt George Gobel US Army Air Corps (1943-1945)

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1stLt George Gobel

US Army Air Corps

(1943-1945)

View his service profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/119487

Short Bio: During World War II, Gobel served in the US Army Air Forces as a flight instructor in AT-9 aircraft at Altus, Oklahoma and later in B-26 Marauder bombers at Frederick, Oklahoma. In a 1969 appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Gobel joked, “There was not one Japanese aircraft got past Tulsa.”

10
Jan

Ltjg Logan Ramsey, Jr US Navy (Served 1944-1946)

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Ltjg Logan Ramsey, Jr

US Navy

(Served 1944-1946)

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Short Bio: Son of Admiral Logan Ramsey, Ramsey Jr. was an American character actor of television and film for nearly 50 years. Largely a TV actor, he appeared on, among others: The Edge of Night, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Charlie’s Angels, Mork and Mindy, Knight Rider and Night Court.

27
Dec

Cpl Gene Hackman US Marine Corps (Served 1946-1951)

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Cpl Gene Hackman 

US Marine Corps

(Served 1946-1951)

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http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/357785

Short Bio: When he was 16, Gene joined the Marines for three years and a year inactive reserves, then found himself in New York, working various jobs. Eventually, he studied journalism and Television Production at the University of Illinois. Gene considers himself an actor, not a star, and he remains one of the greatest actors of our time.

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