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PFC Leon Uris US Marine Corps (1942-1945)

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PFC Leon Uris

US Marine Corps


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Short Bio: Author of “Battle Cry”, “Exodus” among others, Uris at the age of seventeen joined the United States Marine Corps. He served in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from 1942 to 1945.


Cpl Don Adams US Marine Corps (1941-1945)

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Cpl Don Adams

US Marine Corps

(Served 1941-1945)

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Yarmy (Don Adams) was wounded during the Battle of Guadalcanal, nearly dying. He also contracted blackwater fever, a complication of malaria. After his recovery and return to the States he served as a drill instructor. As a Marine Corps drill instructor he was commended by his superiors for being able to exceed the performance of his recruits at every required physical task.

Don Adams was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart in the television situation comedy Get Smart, which he also sometimes directed and wrote.

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