Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) American actor, known for his gravelly voice, white hair & 6 ft 2 in. stature. He join the US Marine Corps, serving in the 4th Marine Division. He was wounded in action during the WWII Battle of Saipan, in the assault on Mount Tapochau, during which most of his "I" Company, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division were killed. He was awarded the Purple Heart & given a medical discharge with rank of PFC.