[Rushtalk] When Hollywood Had *REAL* Men..........

Tom Matiska tom.matiska at att.net
Sat Feb 15 11:43:01 MST 2014


I was already in, but initially found myself in the unfortunate circumstance of filling a wing level position that was not deploying with my squadron.  I successfully argued with my Col to get on the deployment list.  I hadn't trained all these years to watch it on TV.   Tom




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 From: John A. Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net>
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Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Rushtalk] When Hollywood Had *REAL* Men..........
 


At 10:38 AM 2/15/2014, you wrote:

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>Yu ask a good question, John.  I値l ask another:  How many on
this list have done so?
         I was "4F -
medically unfit" (I have absolutely ZERO arch in either
foot)...........


 
>From: rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com
[mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] On Behalf Of John A.
Quayle
>Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2014 5:44 AM
>To: Rushtalk
>Subject: [Rushtalk] When Hollywood Had *REAL* Men..........
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>     They Were MEN!!!
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>
> I can only share this with people roughly my age, since many people
today have no idea who these men were -- and that's a pity ...
>
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> 
> Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns into
Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia.
> 
> James Stewart, US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to
the rank of General.
> 
> Ernest Borgnine, US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS
Lamberton.
> 
> Ed McMahon, US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs
over Korea as well.)
> 
> Telly Savalas, US Army.
> 
> Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps., B-24 Radioman/Gunner and
cryptographer.
> 
> Steve Forrest, US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.
> 
>
> Jonathan Winters, USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and
Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle of
Okinawa.
> 
> Paul Newman, US Navy Rear seat gunner/radioman, torpedo
bombers of USS Bunker Hill
> 
> Kirk Douglas, US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in
action and medically discharged.
> 
> Robert Mitchum, US Army.
> 
> Dale Robertson, US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under
Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.
> 
> Henry Fonda, US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.
> 
> John Carroll, US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa.
Broke his back in a crash.
> 
> Lee Marvin US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan.
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and
Joe Louis.
> 
> Art Carney, US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day.
Limped for the rest of his life.
> 
> Wayne Morris, US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex.  Downed
seven Japanese fighters.
> 
> Rod Steiger, US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that
launched the Doolittle Raid.
> 
> Tony Curtis, US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay
for the surrender of Japan.
> 
> Larry Storch. US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteuswith Tony
Curtis.
> 
> Forrest Tucker, US Army. Enlisted as a private, rose to
Lieutenant.
> 
> Robert Montgomery, US Navy.
> 
> George Kennedy, US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor, stayed in
sixteen years.
> 
> Mickey Rooney, US Army under Patton. Bronze Star.
> 
> Denver Pyle, US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Medically discharged.
> 
> Burgess Meredith, US Army Air Corps.
> 
> DeForest Kelley, US Army Air Corps.
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> Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Officer.
> 
> Neville Brand, US Army, Europe. Was awarded the Silver Star and
Purple Heart.
> 
> Tyrone Power, US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific
Theater.
> 
> Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and
aerial gunner on a B-25, Aleutians.
> 
> 
> Danny Aiello, US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16.
Served three years.
> 
> James Arness, US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely
wounded at Anzio, Italy.
> 
> Efram Zimbalist, Jr., US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound
received at Huertgen Forest.
> 
> Mickey Spillane, US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later
Instructor Pilot.
> 
> Rod Serling. US Army. 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific.
He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in
Manila.
> 
> Gene Autry, US Army Air Corps. Crewman on transports that
ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-India
Theater.
> 
> Wiliam Holden, US Army Air Corps.
> 
> Alan Hale Jr, US Coast Guard.
> 
> Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Battle of Okinawa.
> 
> Russell Johnson, US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was
awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in
the Philippines.
> 
> William Conrad, US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.
> 
> Jack Klugman, US Army.
> 
> Frank Sutton, US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings,
including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor.
> 
> Jackie Coogan, US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and
flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.
> 
> Tom Bosley, US Navy.
> 
> Claude Akins, US Army. Signal Corps., Burma and the
Philippines.
> 
> Chuck Connors, US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.
> 
> Harry Carey Jr., US Navy.
> 
> Mel Brooks, US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the
Battle of the Bulge.
> 
> Robert Altman, US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.
> 
> Pat Hingle, US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall
> 
> Fred Gwynne, US Navy. Radioman.
> 
> Karl Malden, US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, NCO.
> 
> Earl Holliman. US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist.
Discharged after a year when they Navy found out.
> 
> Rock Hudson, US Navy. Aircraft mechanic, the
Philippines.
> 
> Harvey Korman, US Navy.
> 
> Aldo Ray. US Navy. UDT frogman, Okinawa.
> 
> Don Knotts, US Army, Pacific Theater.
> 
> Don Rickles, US Navy aboardUSS Cyrene.
> 
> Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the
Battle of Okinawa.
> 
> Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Instructor.
> 
> Soupy Sales, US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South
Pacific.
> 
> Lee Van Cleef, US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a
mine sweeper.
> 
> Clifton James, US Army, South Pacific. Was awarded the
Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.
> 
> Ted Knight, US Army, Combat Engineers.
> 
> Jack Warden, US Navy, 1 938-1942, then US Army, 1 942-1945.
101st Airborne Division.
> 
> Don Adams. US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served
as a Drill Instructor.
> 
> James Gregory, US Navy and US Marines.
> 
> Brian Keith, US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless
dive-bombers.
>
> Fess Parker, US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot
training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.
>
> Charles Durning. US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot
multiple times. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple
Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.
>
> Raymond Burr, US Navy. Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and
medically discharged.
>
> Hugh O'Brian, US Marines.
>
> 
> Robert Ryan, US Marines.
> 
> Eddie Albert, US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V
for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft
during the invasion of Tarawa.
> 
> Clark Gable, US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over
Europe.
> 
> Charles Bronson, US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner, wounded in
action.
>
> Peter Graves, US Army Air Corps.
> 
> Buddy Hackett, US Army anti-aircraft gunner.
> 
> Victor Mature, US Coast Guard.
> 
> Jack Palance, US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing
out of a burning B-24 bomber.
> 
> Robert Preston, US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer
> 
> Cesar Romero, US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the
invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transportUSS Cavalier.
> 
> Norman Fell, US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific
Theater.
> 
> Jason Robards, US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USS
Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal. Also served on the USS
Nashvilleduring the invasion of the Philippines, surviving a kamikaze hit
that caused 223 casualties.
>
> Steve Reeves, US Army, Philippines.
> 
> Dennis Weaver, US Navy. Pilot.
> 
> Robert Taylor, US Navy. Instructor Pilot.
> 
> Randolph Scott. Tried to enlist in the Marines but was
rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.
> 
> Ronald Reagan. US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry
Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent
overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air
Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
> 
> John Wayne. Declared "4F medically unfit" due to
pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times
(Army, Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets honorable mention.
> 
> And of course we have Audie Murphy, America's most-decorated
soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service
that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.
> 
> Would someone please remind me again how many of today's Hollywood
elite put their careers on hold to enlist in Iraq or Afghanistan?
> 
> The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who
turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the
Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September, 11, 2001 and
serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died in 2004. But rather than
being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before
his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers and the
Left.
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