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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.

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.

28
Feb

Pvt Art Carney US Army (Served 1943-1945)

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Pvt Art Carney

US Army

(Served 1943-1945)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

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.

20
Dec

15822766_1348751811833806_4130064318511627768_nView the service history of Television’s “Mr. Wizard”

Capt Don Herbert

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1942-1945)

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/120791

Short Bio: Herbert worked as an actor and stagehand in a Minnesota theater group before moving to New York City in 1941.

A year later, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. As a B-24 bomber pilot, he flew 56 missions over Italy, Germany and Yugoslavia and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters.

6
Dec

T/5 Don Knotts US Army (Served 1943-1946)

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T/5 Don Knotts

US Army

(Served 1943-1946)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/24171

Short Bio: Knotts is best known for his roles as ‘Deputy Barney Fife’ in the 1960s television series the “Andy Griffith Show,” and as landlord ‘Ralph Furley’ from the late 1970s television situation comedy series “Three’s Company.” He entered the US Army following his freshman year and served in the Pacific Theater entertaining troops in a variety show called “Stars and Gripes.”

25
Oct

Actor Cpl Kevin McCarthy US Army Air Corps (Served 1943-1945)

mccarthy2Cpl Kevin McCarthy

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1943-1945)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/122641

Short Bio: McCarthy was never a “household name” but he managed to get into a few cult classics. Best remembered for his role in “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, McCarthy served in the Motion Picture unit making training films

13
Sep

Capt. Jeff Chandler US Army (Served 1941-1945)

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Capt. Jeff Chandler

US Army

(Served 1941-1945)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.comat http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/339879

Short Bio: Although his career was cut short by his tragic death at a young age, Jeff Chandler was a prolific actor hitting his stride in the 1950s becoming a star, making westerns and action pictures. World War II found him serving in the military as an officer in the Aleutians.

6
Sep

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peppardSgt George Peppard 

US Marine Corps

(Served 1946-1948)

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http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/224886

Short Bio: Born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of opera singer and building contractor Vernelle Rohrer. He graduated from Dearborn High School in nearby Dearborn, Michigan, and attended Purdue University, where he studied Engineering, later transferring to Carnegie Mellon University. He took an interest in acting, and joined The Actor’s Studio, where he studied acting. He enlisted into the Marine Corps, and rose to the rank of Sergeant in the Artillery, but saw no interest in a military career, and left as soon as his military obligation was up, to return to acting.

30
Aug

Actor/Comedian 2nd Lt Red Buttons US Army Air Corps (Served 1943-1945)

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red buttons2nd Lt Red Buttons

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1943-1945)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/119407

Short Bio: His show business career spanned nearly 70 years. Best known as a feisty stand-up comedian with a rapid-fire delivery, he was also a fine character actor in Hollywood films.

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