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Jimmy Stewart was hardcore. He was rejected from the WWII draft for being too skinny, and kept applying until he had bulked enough. The army tried to give him the celebrity treatment, have him make training films and sell bonds. He fought against it and instead became a fighter pilot, flying over 20 missions in Nazi occupied Europe. He retired a Brigadier General of the USAF. Also, he won an Oscar and starred in countless classics. Feel like a loser yet???? :)

Jimmy Stewart was hardcore. He was rejected from the WWII draft for being too skinny, and kept applying until he had bulked enough. The army tried to give him the celebrity treatment, have him make training films and sell bonds. He fought against it and instead became a fighter pilot, flying over 20 missions in Nazi occupied Europe. He retired a Brigadier General of the USAF. Also, he won an Oscar and starred in countless classics. Feel like a loser yet???? :)

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Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) during WWII.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) during WWII.

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.

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.

Jacqueline Nearne (and, separately, her sister Eileen) was a British spy operating in France long before the Allieds sent in uniformed commando teams. Jacqueline "was dropped into France in January 1943 with no support team to meet her. From a safe house in Clermont-Ferrand she acted as a go-between for the French resistance and British forces and even sabotaged Nazi supply factories."

The bravest family in Britain? How two sisters and their brother wrought havoc behind Nazi lines during Second World War

Jacqueline Nearne (and, separately, her sister Eileen) was a British spy operating in France long before the Allieds sent in uniformed commando teams. Jacqueline "was dropped into France in January 1943 with no support team to meet her. From a safe house in Clermont-Ferrand she acted as a go-between for the French resistance and British forces and even sabotaged Nazi supply factories."

At JFK's funeral. JFK jr is saluting his father's flag draped casket after the funeral. Jackie reminded him that his father had taught him to salute the flag when it passed. November 25, 1963

At JFK's funeral. JFK jr is saluting his father's flag draped casket after the funeral. Jackie reminded him that his father had taught him to salute the flag when it passed. November 25, 1963

I really admire this man. Jimmy Stewart after his tour of duty in WWII. Enlisted as a private, became a pilot, flew LOTS of COMBAT missions as a B24 pilot over Germany and retired as a Brigadier General. And a pretty good actor too....

I really admire this man. Jimmy Stewart after his tour of duty in WWII. Enlisted as a private, became a pilot, flew LOTS of COMBAT missions as a B24 pilot over Germany and retired as a Brigadier General. And a pretty good actor too....

The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.      His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

Don Adams (né Donald J. Yarmy) (1923-2005) USMC 1941-45 WW II. Enlisted in the Marine Corps and assigned to 3rd Marines. Participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal and was wounded by small-arms fire. Contracted malaria and blackwater fever and spent a year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. After recovery served as a Marine drill instructor. Best remembered for his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the TV series “Get Smart”.

Don Adams (né Donald J. Yarmy) (1923-2005) USMC 1941-45 WW II. Enlisted in the Marine Corps and assigned to 3rd Marines. Participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal and was wounded by small-arms fire. Contracted malaria and blackwater fever and spent a year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. After recovery served as a Marine drill instructor. Best remembered for his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the TV series “Get Smart”.

George Herbert Walker Bush - At the age if 18, George HW Bush joined the Navy and became a navy aviator. He was based on the USS San Jacinto, participated in one of the wars largest air battles, the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He flew a total of 58 missions including being shot down once. He was discharged in September of 1945.

George Herbert Walker Bush - At the age if 18, George HW Bush joined the Navy and became a navy aviator. He was based on the USS San Jacinto, participated in one of the wars largest air battles, the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He flew a total of 58 missions including being shot down once. He was discharged in September of 1945.

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