WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WW II
Here is a
little snippet of the good old values of
yesteryear's movie stars.
Their values were solid
and surpassed most of today's screen stars'
In contrast to the ideals,
and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real
of yester-year loved the United States .
They had both class and integrity.
With the advent of World War II many of our actors
went to fight rather than stand and
rant against this country we all love.
They gave up their wealth, position and fame to
become service men &women, many as simple
This page lists but a few, but from this group
of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of
their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars,
Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', Purple
and one Congressional Medal of Honor.
So remember; while the "Entertainers of 2007" have
been in all of the news media lately I would like
remind the people of what the
entertainers of 1943 were doing, (61 years ago).
Most of these brave men have since passed on.
- "Real Hollywood Heroes"
a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.
landed in Normandy with the U. S.Army on D-Day.
Great Escape) really was an R. A. F. pilot who was
shot down, held
prisoner and tortured by the Germans.
Sandhurst graduate and
Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy
entered the Army Air Force
as a private and worked his way to the rank of
During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber
pilot, his service record crediting him with
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
Cross, France's Croix de Guerre,and 7
BattleStars 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 1950s.
(Mega-Movie Star when war broke out)
Although he was beyond the draft age at the time
U.S. entered WW II, Clark Gable enlisted as
a private in the AAF on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los
He attended the Officers' CandidateSchool at
Miami Beach , Fla.and graduated as a second
lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942 .
He then attended aerial gunnery school and in
he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at
where he flew operational missions over Europein
Capt. Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943
and was relieved
from active duty as a major on Jun. 12, 1944 at
own request, since he was over-age for combat.
Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak.
a U. S.
Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.
a U. S.
Army Ranger at Normandy
earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple
a tail gunner
in the Army Air Corps, more specifically on
the 20th Air Force out of Guam,
Tinian, and Saipan .
George C. Scott
a decorated U. S.Marine.
was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action
as a U. S.Naval officer
aiding Marines at the
horrific battle on the
islandof Tarawain the Pacific Nov. 1943.
as a U.S. Marine rear gunner in several
Japanese on Rabal in the Pacific.
U.S. Marine on Saipan
during the Marianas
campaign when he was
wounded earning the Purple Heart.
enlisted in the Marine Corps where he
battlefield commission and was wounded and
decorated for valor at Guadalcanal .
U. S. Marine
who served with the O. S. S. in Yugoslavia.
movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed) joined
U.S. Marines, was a pilot flying supplies
into, and wounded
Marines out of, Iwo Jima and
little 5'5" tall 110 pound
guy from Texas who played cowboy parts :
Most Decorated serviceman of WWII and earned:
Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, 2
Silver Star Medals, Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze
Star Medals with "V", 2 Purple Hearts, U.S. Army
Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Good Conduct
Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit Emblems, American
Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern
Campaign Medal with One Silver Star, Four Bronze
Service Stars (representing nine campaigns) and
one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault
landing at Sicily and Southern France) World War
II Victory Medal Army of Occupation Medal with
Germany Clasp, Armed Forces Reserve Medal,
Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Badge with Rifle
Bar, Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar, French
Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre,
French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier,
French Croix de Guerre With Silver Star, French
Croix de Guerre with Palm, Medal of Liberated
France, Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm.
So, how do you feel the
real heroes of the silver screen acted
when compared to the hollywonks today
who spew out anti-American drivel
as they bite the hand that feeds them?
Can you imagine these stars of yester-year
saying they hate our flag,
making anti-war speeches,
marching in anti-American parades
and saying they hate our president?
I thought not, ... neither did I!
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