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Old 04-05-2007, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: What happened to our real hollywood heros

  • Tyrone Power (an established movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed) joined the US. . Marines, was a pilot flying supplies into, and wounded Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
  • Robert Ryan was a U.S. Marine who served with the OSS in Yugoslavia.
  • George C. Scott was a decorated U. S. Marine.
  • James Stewart Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to the rank of Colonel.
    During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot, his service record crediting him with leading more than 20 missions over Germany, and taking part in hundreds of air strikes during his tour of duty.
    Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, France's Croix d Guerre,and 7 Battle Stars during World War II.
    In peace time, Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist, reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950's.


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