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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)

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

 

21
Mar

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

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Sergeant Lloyd Haynes

US Marine Corps

(Served 1953-1964)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

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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.

21
Feb

PFC Bob Keeshan US Marine Corps Reserves (Served 1945-1946)

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PFC Bob Keeshan

US Marine Corps Reserves

(Served 1945-1946)

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Long before he was a television producer, Clarabelle the Clown or “Captain Kangaroo” Robert James Keeshan served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. Though there is a story that Keeshan served on Saipan with Lee Marvin, he spent his entire enlistment stateside and never saw combat.

24
Jan

PFC Robert Webber US Marine Corps (Served 1943-1945)

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PFC Robert Webber

US Marine Corps

(Served 1943-1945)

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Short Bio: Character actor Robert Webber was the son of a merchant seaman, born in Santa Ana, Calif. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and in 1946 hitchhiked to New York City to become an actor.

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.

29
Nov

Cpl Leon Spinks US Marine Corps (Served 1973-1976)

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Cpl Leon Spinks

US Marine Corps

(Served 1973-1976)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

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Short Bio: According to a 2005 article Spinks says “I went into the Marines to get away from drugs. My birthday was July 11 — 7-11 — but I don’t know how lucky I was.”

He joined the Marines and won a gold medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, a member of perhaps the greatest U.S. boxing team in history (along with his brother, Michael, and Sugar Ray Leonard).

“I enjoyed the service, it’s the best thing for a young man,”

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