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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???? :)

5 Celebrities You Won't Believe Were Badass Soldiers

Colonel James Stewart (yes the Hollywood actor) receives the Croix de Guerre from the French government for his military service in Europe. He served with the US Army Air Force rfom

Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. "Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan."

CLARK GABLE (actor and major in the US Army Air Corps who flew 5 combat missions as an observer/gunner in a and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan, fellow actor and future US President)

Dan Blocker (December 10, 1928 – May 13, 1972) was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War.  Here he is shown in his school ROTC uniform,  He was class Vice President....

Dan Blocker-Army-Korea-Sergeant (Actor) Dan Davis Blocker (December 1928 – May was an American television actor and Korean War veteran. He is best remembered for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the NBC western television series Bonanza.

Victory against nazism

World War 2 Airborne Division Description Airborne Division - American paratrooper, among the first to make successful landings on the continent, holds a Nazi flag captured in a village assault.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Dwight D. Eisenhower was the only U.S. president to serve in both World War I and World War II. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States and served two terms. We are impressed with that fact, how about you?

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the only U. president to serve in both World War I and World War II. Eisenhower was the President of the United States and served two terms. General Eisenhower is the only Five- Star General to become President.

There are no perfect moms. Only real ones. New Baby Dove.

Give your baby tip-to-toe care with the Baby Dove Rich Moisture range. From baby body wash to baby lotions, it goes beyond mildness to help keep your little one’s skin, hair and scalp healthy.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won for his presentation on global warming. People are idiots.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.

Jimmy Stewart, still in uniform, speaking with his father upon his return from the WWII in Indiana, September 1945

Jimmy Stewart with his father in front of the family business in Indiana, Pennsylvania. James Maitland Stewart was born on May in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth Ruth (née Jackson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD https://www.pinterest.com/atticatalley/history2/

“ “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and.

Tuskegee Airmen-- Members of the 332nd Fighter Group attending a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy, 1945.

Here we have a 1945 photo of Tuskegee Airmen Fighter Group pilots attending a briefing in Italy. These men were the first African-American military aviators.

In spite of being shot eight times, Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. ordered his men to tie him to a tree so he could keep fighting, action for which he received the Medal of Honor. Red Cloud was the third of four Native Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.

Shot eight times, Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. ordered his men to tie him to a tree so he could keep fighting, action for which he received the Medal of Honor. Red Cloud was the third of four Native Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Gen. George S. Patton. They called him old blood and guts. Judging by the look in his face he's out to find some more blood and guts. Because as we all know, George  Patton lived for such things.

General Patton was one of the most well known generals in He was a tank commander who helped "drive" the allies to victory. My grandfather served under General Patton at one point during the war.

Nancy Wake: French Maquis, SOE operative, and all around Gestapo bane (once killed an SS officer with her bare hands), she was the most decorated Allied woman of WWII.

Nancy Wake: French Maquis, SOE operative, and all around Gestapo bane (once killed an SS officer with her bare hands), she was the most decorated Allied woman of WWII. History and WWII

One of the greatest heroes of WW2, selfless and fearless . Audie Murphy is still one of the most decorated soldiers in history.

Audie Murphy received every U. decoration for valor available to Army ground personnel at the time. He earned the Silver Star twice in three days, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor.

Female snipers of the 3rd Army, Belorussian Front, pose for a victory day photo. Collectively, they scored nearly 700 confirmed kills - Perfect ratio of number of defenders vs. enemy killed.

Female snipers of the Soviet Shock Army, Belorussian Front photographed near Berlin, May Total confirmed kills for this group Women snipers were deployed in great numbers in the Red Army to impressive effect. (Many kills all around.

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